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Andrea Büttner

Andrea Büttner says that she likes doing complicated things, which is surprising when you look at her work, because she is especially interested in ostensibly simple subjects like ‘poverty’, ‘shame’, and ‘vulnerability’. Devoid of all irony, although not of humour, Büttner’s art practice treads a fine line between the heartfelt and the knowing, and between faith and critical thought; it is this tension that accounts for the work’s strength and complexity.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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