New Works 11.2: Andrea Büttner, Kurt Mueller, and Adrian Williams
July 14 - September 18, 2011
445 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
German artist Andrea Büttner utilizes passive and laborious acts to investigate the aesthetic boundaries between conceptual work and craftsmanship. In Little Works (2007), Büttner taught a nun how to use a video camera.
Houston artist Kurt Mueller’s text-based installations encourages audiences to actively engage with current and historical American events. In 2009, Mueller encouraged the public to perform in a karaoke version of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech.
Adrian Williams often collaborates with musicians; in Albatross Ado (2008) the artist combined a silent film of a house in Patagonia being driven slowly through a town with a custom score for two violas and an upright bass.
These three artists were selected for ArtPace by Chus Martinez, Chief Curator, Museu d’Art Contemporani Barcelona.