Andrea Büttner: Gesamtzusammenhang

Art and activism with a DIY aesthetic

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

Gesamtzusammenhang, 2017 (installation view, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen). Photo: Gunnar Meier. Courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz

With David Raymond Conroy and the Friedensbibliothek/Antikriegsmuseum Berlin Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 4 March – 7 May If intermingling art and activism is the topic of the moment, Andrea Büttner can claim precedence, having long examined how people act on their convictions: for example, she filmed nuns who live with a travelling fair and work in its community for the work Little Sisters: Lunapark Ostia (2012). The German artist’s latest iteration on the theme is this exhibition, which gives other voices…

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