Book Launch - Werner Büttner in Conversation
Marlborough and Black Dog Publishing are pleased to invite you to an evening with Werner Büttner in conversation with Harald Falckenberg, Daniel Richter and Andrew Renton.
Werner Büttner was born in Jena in 1954. As the artist describes it, in 1961 he was kidnapped by his mother and taken to the so-called Free World, before the construction of the Berlin Wall. He moved to Berlin in 1968, where he studied Law at the Freie Universität Berlin, before becoming a social worker at the Berlin-Tegel Prison. He has participated in numerous exhibitions over the past thirty years. In 1979 he exhibited at Kippenberger’s Büro project and in 1982 was part of the Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition Zeitgeist, which was considered a definitive survey of painting at that time. In 2013 the artist was the subject of a major retrospective at ZKM, Karlsruhe, which travelled to the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, in 2014. He has been Professor of Painting at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg since 1989. Harald Falckenberg, a lawyer by profession, is one of Germany's leading contemporary art collectors and patrons. His collection is now housed in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of Art Theory at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Daniel Richter is a leading German artist. From 1991 to 1995 he studied painting with Werner Büttner in Hamburg. Since 2006 he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.