German artist Andrea Büttner shortlisted for Turner Prize 2017
5 May 2017
London- and Frankfurt-based Büttner's works comprise a wide range of mediums
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Tate Britain has announced German cross-media artist Andrea Büttner as one of the four finalists for the British Turner Prize 2017. Since its establishment in 1984, the Turner Prize ranks as one of the internationally most renowned art awards. The Prize annually honours outstanding works of contemporary visual art by British artists or artists working in Britain.
London- and Frankfurt-based artist Andrea Büttner was born in Stuttgart and studied in Berlin, Tübingen and at the Royal Art College, London. Comprising a wide range of mediums, her works include woodcuts, sculpture, glass paintings, video, and performance. In 2010 she received the Max Mara Art Prize for Women by the London Whitechapel Gallery.
The portfolio shortlisted for the Turner Prize thematises the limits of the body and was selected by the jury for Büttner’s approach to religion, morality, shame, ethics and aesthetics. Her solo exhibition “Gesamtzusammenhang” is currently shown at Kunst Halle in St. Gallen, Switzerland, until 7 May 2017.
Besides Büttner, the three other finalists shortlisted for the Turner Prize are the painters Lubaina Himid and Hurvin Anderson, and film artist Rosalind Nashashibi. The Turner Prize winner will be announced on 5 December 2017 at a BBC live broadcasted award ceremony. The exhibition showcasing the winner’s work will be shown from 26 September 2017 until 7 January 2018 at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.
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