Using methods and media such as sculpture, photography, text, video, performance, sound and graphics, Ruth Buchanan constructs both literary and built spaces that investigate the parameters of artistic action. Often these speculations depart from ‘meetings with meaning'. These ‘meetings’ imply working intensely with, for example, an architectural location, archival collection or production format associated with a particular figure or scenario. In Buchanan’s work encounters turn into objects: historical narratives are manoeuvred into spatial propositions and situated words.
Born in 1980, New Zealand Ruth Buchanan studied Fine Arts in Auckland and Rotterdam and currently lives in Berlin. Recently she has participated in exhibitions and projects at, amongst others, the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Grazer Kunstverein, Tate Modern, Kunsthaus Bregenz, The Showroom and Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory.
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