Kestle Barton: Rural Centre for Contemporary Arts

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Saturday 18 July 2015 – Sunday 06 September 2015
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 5pm

The summer exhibition at Kestle Barton features a German artist, Andrea Büttner, who currently works in both London and Frankfurt. Moos/Moss (18 July – 6 September) is an exhibition that pivots around her longstanding contemplation of moss and related themes through a range of media.

Large-scale woodcuts, screen prints, sculpture, photography, textiles and furniture are included in this exhibition; offering fine examples of the breadth of visual vocabulary that Andrea Büttner uses within her art. The ideas that she explores, like moss, also cover much ground, as Berlin-based art critic Martin Herbert has noted: ‘Her scope of inquiry ranges through Catholicism, philosophy, music, art history, shame, and botany, among other topics.’

Büttner reveals that her interest in moss began as a sculptural one and has led her to an understanding of the connection between this lowly plant form and shame: ‘Throughout their characterization, mosses have been associated with themes of being minor, of humiliation and judgement.’ Littleness runs through Büttner’s art and is explored in many thought provoking ways.

This exhibition is an exciting inclusion in the Kestle Barton programme, introducing an international artist to Cornwall whose work sensitively explores the connections between the natural world and the human condition – growing the discourse of ‘littleness’ and bringing our awareness closer to the ground beneath our feet.


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