press release

Gió Marconi, Via Tadino 15, Milan
22.09.2022 – 20.12.2022
Opening: Thursday, September 22, 2022

André BUTZER. Xylon - Acquerelli, pitture, libri e poesie

National and international are
Mickey and Donald, the two
Lambchicks and real friends, as
grafted fully with niiice ideas!
What do they want? Here we now
’ve gotta
world ball
full of water and flesh hauled in.


Happiness is always
and our words come from
the ears of God and
turn into our language:
and are our dialect!

Rangsdorf lake
Totality America
… be happy and liveth
as always toward death.

(we bring N-light)
where we have settled
there’s light

André Butzer
transl. Alexander Serner

Gió Marconi is pleased to announce Xylon – Acquarelli, pitture, libri e poesie 2008 / 2021, André Butzer’s sixth solo show with the gallery.
The exhibition highlights a very important part of the artist’s practice – works on paper which Butzer has continued to produce concomitantly with his paintings.
On display in the gallery will be a group of 11 large-scale, black and white figurative drawings from 2008 which will be exhibited for the first time and which will be shown in dialogue with more recent figurative and abstract works on paper.

In conjunction with the show André Butzer – Alcune poesie, a selection of André Butzer’s poems dating from 1999 to 2021, will be published.

On September 21, a book-signing of the artist’s just published André Butzer monograph by TASCHEN will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at the TASCHEN shop in Via Meravigli 17, 20123 Milan.

André Butzer (*1973, Stuttgart), lives in Berlin-Wannsee. Solo exhibitions have been held in international institutions, such as the Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen (2022); YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2020); Museum of the Light, Hokuto (2020); IKOB Musée d’Art Contemporain, Eupen (2018); Växjö Konsthall, Växjö (2017); Bayerisches Armeemuseum, Ingolstadt and Neue Galerie Gladbeck (2016); Kunstverein Reutlingen (2015); Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz (2014); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover and Kunsthistorisches Museum / Theseustempel, Vienna (2011); Kunsthalle Nuremberg (2009); Kunstverein Ulm (2005) and Kunstverein Heilbronn (2004).

Works by André Butzer are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Chicago, Chicago; Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York; Faye G. Allen Centre for the Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle; Rubell Museum, Miami; LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Marciano Collection, Los Angeles; MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn; Friedrichs Foundation, Weidingen / Bonn; Deichtorhallen Hamburg – Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg; Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen; Hall Art Foundation, Reading / Derneburg; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Nationalgalerie / Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Miettinen Collection, Berlin; Hölderlinturm, Tübingen; IKOB Musée d’Art Contemporain, Eupen; Collection of the Country Tyrol; Carré d’Art, Nîmes; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; YUZ Museum, Shanghai.