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Erik Herkrath on German-Iranian Artist Bettina Pousttchi

March 2, 2010 Point of View No Comments

Bettina Pousttchi's "Sculpture Study #3", 2010, Photography, courtesy Buchmann Galerie, Berlin

On this year’s Armory Show Buchmann Galerie will attend at the featured section Focus:Berlin with a solo presentation of the Berlin based German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (b. 1971).

On show will be three new large photographs which evolve out of the photo installation Echo, currently on view on the façade of the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. The installation, 2000 m2 in size, consists of 970 individual posters attached to the four outside walls of the Kunsthalle. The work echoes the “Palast der Republik”, a famous, now demolished building of the former GDR.

In the work presented at the Armory Show Bettina Pousttchi doubles references and crosses the lines between photography, sculpture and reality.  In earlier photographs she manipulated reality; with Echo she installed a subjective photographic perception of reality into the real world. She now crosses lines again and takes this installation back to the medium of photography.

Bettina Pousttchi's "Sculpture Study #1", 2010, courtesy Buchmann galerie, Berlin

Bettina Pousttchi's "Sculpture Study #2", 2010, courtesy Buchmann galerie, Berlin


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