Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock / Kunsthalle Basel

On view at Kunsthalle Basel are “Sculpture Project Echo” (2009), a series of color photographs related to the “Echo”-installation; the video work “Conversations in the Studio 3″ (2010); two installations of sculptural works using crowd-control barriers titled “Double Monuments for Flavin and Tatlin” (2010) and “Blackout” (2007-2010); the ongoing “World Time” series (2008-), photographs of clocks on public buildings in different cities of the world; the photographic series “THe Hetley Suite” (2008); the two early video works “Ocularis” (1999) and “Double Empire” (2000).
Bettina Pousttchi was born 1971 in Mainz, Germany. She currently lives and works in Berlin. Pousttchi studied a.o. at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Université de Paris, St. Denis. In 1999/2000 she joined the renowned Whitney Independent Studio Program at the Whitney Museum in New York.
Her solo exhibitions include a.o. the project Echo at the outside facade of Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin over the course of six months (2009/2010); The Hetley Suite, Triangle Gallery, London (2008); Reality Reset, Von der Heydt Museum/Kunsthalle Barmen, Wuppertal (2007); Screen Settings, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2003) and Die Katharina-Show, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen (2001). Different works by the artist were shown at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2009 as well as in numerous group shows.
Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock / Kunsthalle Basel. Opening reception, January 15, 2011.

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