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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 25

    Michael Beutler (GERMAN, B. 1976)


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    Michael Beutler (GERMAN, B. 1976)
    signed and dated 'Michael Beutler/2006' (centre right)
    pencil, ballpoint and watercolour on printed paper, unframed
    29.5 x 42 cm.
    Drawn in 2006.

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    Michael Beutler was educated at the Stdelschule in Frankfurt (1997-2003) and the Glasgow School of Fine Art (2000-2001). His work explores and responds to architectural spaces and his approach ranges from the addition of minimal elements to total takeovers and complete makeovers. The outcome is often humorous, even borderline absurd, such as the bright yellow Pecafil staircase adorning a derelict outhouse in the 2006 Berlin Biennial. Sometimes it is more functional, like the 400m2 ceiling made out of wood and straw, inspired by windsurfing techniques, which gave the Kunstverein Mnchen a whole new floor for the 2003 exhibition Totally Motivated: A Socio-Cultural Manoeuvre. Recent solo exhibitions are Michael Beutler, Protikus, Frankfurt am Main (2007) and Michael Beutler, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2008). Recent group shows include Personal Protocols and Other Preferences, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York (2008); Fusion Confusion, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2008); the 1st Moscow Biennial, Moscow (2005); and the 6th Gwangju Biennial, Gwanju (2006).

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