Andrea Büttner «Beggars»
German artist and 2017 Turner Prize nominee Andrea Büttner examines depictions of beggars in visual culture in an artist’s book about poverty, art history, theology, and the politics of social benefits.
Büttner, whose work addresses notions of shame, vulnerability, and dignity, presents a recent series of woodcuts, as well research conducted at the Warburg Institute in London, including sixteenth-century vignettes from the Liber Vagatorum and a visual essay on the iconography of shepherds and kings in nativity scenes.
With contributions by Andrea Büttner, Anne Carson, Christopher P. Heuer and Linda Nochlin
Design by Quentin Walesch, Lucas Liccini
24 x 17 cm, 308 pages, color ill., softcover