André Butzer, Carroll Dunham et al.
Mix & Match. Die Sammlung neu entdecken (group show)
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
30 March 2022 – 14 January 2024
Work by André Butzer and Carroll Dunham is included in Mix & Match. Die Sammlung neu entdecken at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Celebrating the institution’s 20th anniversary, the exhibition presents some 350 works and series in a new display which spans 120 years of art history. Characterised by a spirit of curiosity and experimentation, the new hang invites visitors to rediscover the collection in themed galleries and unconventional juxtapositions that transcend epochs, styles, and media.
The exhibition remains on view until January 2024.
André Butzer (solo show)
Kebbel-Villa, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf
11 June – 23 July 2023
Following André Butzer's first institutional solo exhibition in Bavaria (Bayerisches Armeemuseum, 2018), the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus presents the German painter, born in 1973, with a very special show. Here, for the first time, the artist completely abandons the inclusion of walls as hanging surfaces for his paintings – as well as the paintings themselves.
André Butzer (solo show)
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
9 May – 10 September 2023
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents a solo exhibition devoted to André Butzer, which is retrospective and prospective alike. Coinciding with the artist’s 50th birthday in June 2023, it will feature a well-chosen selection of his most iconic works of the last two decades. Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, it will bring together 22 paintings from 1999 to 2022 and reveal the full scope of Butzer’s experienced painterly horizon. Given the uncertain times we find ourselves in at present, the museum’s director Guillermo Solana is convinced that the exhibition will emphatically confirm Butzer’s belief that paintings are ‘localizations of the greatest despair and the greatest hope, which is why they come closest to the very joy and aid we are in dire need of’.
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
André Butzer (solo show)
Miettinen Collection, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin
28 April – 27 August 2023
On the occasion of the painter's 50th birthday in June 2023, Timo Miettinen will host a special show arranged by André Butzer, including works never shown before, among them Untitled, 1999, from the artist’s personal collection. The exhibition at Salon Dahlmann pays tribute to Butzer’s 30 years as a painter and coincides with his presentation at the Villa Kebbel | Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Schwandorf as well as his comprehensive retrospective at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
In addition to his own exhibition at Salon Dahlmann, Butzer has selected 18 works by artists from the Miettinen Collection for a presentation in the collector’s living quarters. Both exhibitions open at the Gallery Weekend Berlin, which runs from 27 to 30 April 2023.
Maikäfer flieg! (publication)
Published by Kunstverein Friedrichshafen
Edited by Kunstverein Friedrichshafen
Text by Hannah Eckstein
The catalogue accompanying André Butzer’s solo exhibition Maikäfer, flieg!, on view at Kunstverein Friedrichshafen from 28 January to 19 March 2023, will be available for purchase on 27 January 2023. Published by Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, the catalogue includes an essay by Hannah Eckstein.
vom Holz kommend, 2022 on the cover of La Lettura, #578
André Butzer has created the cover for the Italian magazine Corriere della Sera’s literary supplement, La Lettura, #578.
Including, among others, features by Julia Kristeva on Dostoevsky’s Demons, the defeat of Jean-Paul Sartre by Simone de Beauvoir or Albert Camus and a tongue-in-cheek compilation by Sofia Chiarini of 51 films based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, who was vocal about his disliking of the usual Christmas stories.
La Lettura #578
Where am I? Prints 1985–2022 (solo show)
The National Museum, Oslo
3 February – 21 May 2023
The first museum presentation of Carroll Dunham’s prints in Scandinavia will take place at the National Museum of Oslo in February 2023 and will be the second exhibition in the museum’s newly inaugurated space for exhibitions of prints and drawings. With as many as 161 prints, this exhibition illustrates the artist’s work with series and includes several of his best known and most iconic motifs. Dunham is internationally renowned for his unique pictorial language, encompassing painting, sculpture, print and drawing in his unique idiom.
The National Museum
Maikäfer flieg! (solo show)
28 January – 19 March 2023
Three monumental paintings and four accompanying watercolors by André Butzer will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Friedrichshafen. The exhibition’s title references a famous German folk song which dates back to the 17th century. Throughout the centuries, writers and musicians alike have adopted the song to various ends — the latest being the atrocities of the Second World War, Paul Celan’ desperate, yet tiny sheaves of hope and a long past journey by the artist to the Polish seaside town of Kołobrzeg. Butzer’s repurposing reveals his on-going engagement with the troublesome German history.
Exhibitions Galerie Max Hetzler 2003–2022 (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications, 2022
This new publication provides a compelling overview of exhibitions of André Butzer at Galerie Max Hetzler since his first with the gallery in 2003, charting his 17 solo and 10 group exhibitions in Berlin, Paris and London. Installation views and large-format illustrations of all exhibited works are accompanied by contemporary texts including reviews and catalogue essays. The book is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website.
Carroll Dunham et al.
Art on Paper since 1960: The Hamish Parker Collection (group show)
British Museum, London
22 September 2022 – 25 March 2023
Carroll Dunham’s work Recto, 1989, is part of the group show Art on Paper since 1960: The Hamish Parker Collection, at the British Museum in London. Comprising over 100 prints and drawings, the exhibition presents a selection of works on paper donated by Hamish Parker, a longtime supporter of the institution. From life drawing to minimalism and etching to collage, the exhibition spans an intriguing range of styles and techniques used in art on paper from 1960 to today.
Exhibition Catalogue (publication)
Published by Buchhandlung Walther and Franz König, Cologne, 2022
Edited by Günther Friedrichs
Text by Christian Malycha
The new exhibition catalogue, published on the occasion of André Butzer’s solo exhibition at the Friedrichs Foundation in Weidingen, which was on view from 7 May to 28 August 2022, can be ordered now. The catalogue is jointly published by Buchhandlung Walther König and Franz König Köln.
Incomplete catalogue raisonné of prints (publication)
Volume I: 2001–2021
Published by Edition Linn
A new publication of André Butzer’s prints from 2001 until 2021 has been published by Edition Linn. This comprehensive catalogue spans from the artist’s simplest linocuts, to his elaborate series composed in a variety of graphic techniques, comprising the vibrant colours of recent years.
André Butzer (publication)
Published by TASCHEN
Edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth
Made in close collaboration with the artist, this unprecedented huge-format survey presents the future and origins of his painting according to André Butzer. From his early works of “Science Fiction Expressionism” that centered around a cast of figures at home both in space and in culturally occupied Europe, to his exploration of abstraction’s far limits in the seemingly black N-Paintings, Butzer emerges as an ever-inventive colorist who finds a new beginning in each work.
This is the first book first to span the full range of André Butzer’s oeuvre from 1999 to 2021, the works’ progression gaining an almost musical drive of development, return, and new beginnings. The plates are interspersed with contemporary quotes from the artist that illuminate his idiosyncratic stance as a background to the work, as well as photos from his archives. The introductory essay, written by Hans Werner Holzwarth, investigates the different work phases, and places the artist’s ideas in a wider discourse of abstraction and figuration after the end of either genre. And, most importantly, the book’s pristine, huge-format illustrations fully evidence the finesse as a colorist that place this artist among the internationally most recognized painters of his generation.
“Expressionism was about going back to nature and nakedness, about inner more than outer space. Now we can give this field a new task—to be informed by seriality, post-industrialism, and modern mankind’s artificiality. So I include organic and non-organic parts, fake nature and fake human. Titian said painting is about flesh and water, and I say it is about flesh and lemonade.”
— André Butzer
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Press Releases, Letters, Conversations, Texts, Poems, Volume 3: 1999–2021 (publication)
All good things come in threes and so do André Butzer’s collected writings. The third volume is elegantly sharp and poignant. Editor Alexander Linn continues to explore the unique fictitious universe, Butzer calls »NASAHEIM«. Boldly touching on the latter’s own work and biography, art history as well as music in numerous letters, in-depth conversations and poems. Guided by the simple question: What is real?, Butzer searches for »the actual location of painting, the space in-between. It’s a very esoteric but easy to understand conception of truth.«
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Press Releases, Letters, Conversations, Texts, Poems 199 –2020, Volume 2 (publication)
The second volume of André Butzer's collected writings has recently been published by Alexander Linn / Edition Linn. As an extension of the first volume, which focuses on the artist's writings from 1999 until 2017, this publication gathers an abundant selection of press releases, letters, conversations, texts and poems from 1994 until 2020, offering an intimate and personal insight into Butzer's painterly formation and practice.
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Selected Press Releases, Letters, Interviews, Texts, Poems 1999–2017 (publication)
This divertingly profound or profoundly diverting volume gathers an abundant selection of press releases, letters, interviews and conversations, prose, and poetry by painter André Butzer. Brought together for the first time, Butzer’s writings form a concise account of his artistic thinking.
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