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Andrea Büttner

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Shifting Utopias: A 500-Year-Old Book Inspires a Moving Image Biennial   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Andrea Büttner, Jan Fabre, Michael Fliri, Chiara Fumai, Johan Grimonprez, Fabrice Hyber, Rabih Mroué, Ana Prvacki, Michael Rakowitz, Gilad Ratman, A Dog Republic, Albert Serra, Nedko Solakov, Slavs and Tatars, Javier Téllez, Grazia Toderi, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Angel Vergara, Gilberto Zorio at Contour vzw - Mechelen August 29th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015
Posted 9/25/15
In 1515 the English statesman and humanist Thomas More visited the cities of Mechelen and Antwerp—now in present-day Flanders—where he wrote his best-known work, Utopia, a fictional account detailing the social, religious, and political structures of a made-up island in the New World. Five hundred years later, can a Renaissance philosopher’s musings on the political and social foundations of a hypothetical society resonate? Nicola Setari, curator of Contour 7, Mechelen’... [more]
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Portrait of the Collector as Producer  
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Chema Alvargonzález, Massimo Antonaci, Evgeny Antufiev, Daniel Arsham, David Austen, Silvia Bächli, Barry X Ball, Per Barclay, Valérie Belin, David Bestué, Huma Bhabha, Alvin Booth, Joan Brossa, Don Brown, Andrea Büttner, Fred Carasso, Gianni Caravaggio, Bertozzi & Casoni, Hannah Collins, Nicola Costantino, Angela De La Cruz, Flavio de Marco, Paul Delvaux, Robert Devriendt, Desiree Dolron, Ger Van Elk, Erró, Sylvie Fleury, Guido Geelen, Francesco Gennari, Kevin Francis Gray, Gregory Green, Jean Helion, José Antonio Hernández-Díez, Philippe Hiquily, Gauthier Hubert, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Emilio Isgrò, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Jacob Kassay, Emma Kay, Natasja Kensmil, Jannis Kounellis, Ulrich Lamsfuss, Bertrand Lavier, Thomas Lerooy, Sol LeWitt, Antoni Llena, Chema Madoz, Joseph Marioni, Jonathan Marshall, Enrique Marty, Aleksandra Mir, Jean-Luc Moerman, Santi Moix, Vik Muniz, Angelo Musco, Patrick Neu, Constant Nieuwenhuys, John Nixon, Larissa Nowicki, João Onofre, Claudio Parmiggiani, Beatrice Pediconi, Jaume Plensa, Laure Prouvost, Luisa Rabbia, Daniel Rich, Bernardi Roig, Marjolein Rothman, Tom Sachs, Thomas Scheibitz, Andres Serrano, Michael van Ofen, Koen Vanmechelen, Emo Verkerk, Huub Vinken, Robert Zandvliet at Maison Particulière April 24th, 2014 - June 29th, 2014
Posted 4/22/14
Much has been said about the so-called “Belgian collector.” For captains of industry and local dentists alike, collecting contemporary art almost seems to be part of the Belgian DNA—which explains why the country is reputed for having the highest concentration of art collectors per square kilometer. Yet, as more and more Parisian collectors make the move to Brussels, the Belgian collector is becoming increasingly French. In addition to Art Brussels’ Portrait of the Collector as a Work of Art, the strong presence of collectors i... [more]
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Unto This Last, Raven Row   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Thomas Bayrle, Sarah Browne, Andrea Büttner, Alice Channer, Isabelle Cornaro, Dewar & Gicquel, Běla Kolářová at Raven Row May 20th, 2010 - July 25th, 2010
Posted 5/27/10
In his manifesto of social reform Unto This Last, John Ruskin wrote that all labour must be considered equal.  In the context of art at the time, this was taken to mean that the work of the artist and the work of the craftsman should not be divided hierarchically – with the expectation that the artist would come out on top – but should be equally viewed as technicians of beauty.  In the context of the exhibition Alice Motard and Alex Sainsbury have curated on the theme, Ruskin’s... [more]
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