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With the retrospective “We rner Büttner. Gemeine Wahrheiten” the ZKM holds – in cooperation wit h the Museum Weserbug | Museum of Contemporary Art – the most comprehensive exhibition to date of works by the Hamburg artist.
Together with Mar tin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen\, he has exerted a sustained influence o n the European art scene since the early 1980s. Paintings\, drawings\, coll ages and sculptures testify to Büttner’s ingenuity\, his sense of irony\, b ut also his biting derision of social realities. With around 300 works\, th e retrospective under scores Büttner’s significance with respect to the development of German pai nting at the close of the 20th century\, characterizing him as one of the c entral figures and pioneers. The focus of the exhibition is Werner Büttner the painter\, who\, following the reinvigoration of figurative painting in the 1960s and 1970s\, began to break with its illusionism and to finally st rip it of all bourgeois elements.
A comprehensive publication will ap pear in conjunction with the exhibition edited by Peter Weibel and Andreas Beitin. With Texts by Andreas Beitin\, Harald Falckenberg\, Zdenek Felix\, Eckhart Gillen\, Walter Grasskamp\, Eva Meyer-Hermann\, Johannes Meinhardt\ , Daria Mille\, Wolfgang Ullrich\, Peter Weibel as well as an Interview wit h Werner Büttner by Oliver Zybok\, a talk by Werner Hofmann with Werner Büt tner and artists' statements from Jonathan Meese\, Bazon Brock\, Albert Oeh len in a discussion with Jörg Heiser and Daniel Richter.

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