Peggy Buth

The only one (Politics of Selection - Blanks/Shifter), 2015

1200* Euro

In her artistic practice, Peggy Buth (*1971 in Berlin, Germany, lives and works in Berlin) focuses neither on a particular medium nor on a narrow concept of art. Rather, she examines the representational systems of art, literature, politics, history and science in terms of what is repressed in them and what comes to light in it unintentionally. The edition The only one is part of a bigger installation that demonstrated an ambivalent homage to Hollywood. For her installation Stars (Politics of Selection — Blanks/Shifter), Peggy Buth photographed stars from the Walk of Fame that have not been given to anyone yet. In 183 black-and-white photos and in a projection, she shows baseplates that are unlabeled, covered with graffiti, or that are already weathering. Due to its seriality, the work exposes the merciless mechanisms of the dream factory. At the same time, the stars are like placeholders for unfulfilled hopes.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2015
  • Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster (G)
    Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem, New York, USA (G)
    MACBA, Barcelona, Spanien (G)
    Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (G)
    Mu.Zee, Ostende, Belgien (G)
    Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
    Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (G)
  • 2014
  • Frankendael Foundation, Niederlande (G)
  • 2013
  • Weltkulturenmuseum, Frankfurt am Main (G)
  • 2012
  • Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien, Österreich (E)