1 September 2019 – 10 May 2020
Opening: 31 August 2019, 5 pm
Bettina Pousttchi will realise her largest interior photographic installation to date in the Kesselhaus at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. With a height of twenty meters, the cube-shaped Kesselhaus is a unique exhibition venue in Berlin. Following Roman Signer, David Claerbout, Haegue Yang, and Thomas Scheibitz, Bettina Pousttchi will now continue the series of artists who have developed a site-specific work for this spectacular space.
In Berlin, Bettina Pousttchi attracted attention in particular with her acclaimed photo installation Echo (2009–10), for which she covered the entire Temporäre Kunsthalle with an image of the recently demolished Palast der Republik. For the site-specific photographic installation Panorama at the KINDL, Bettina Pousttchi will once again work with photography at an architectural scale. Panorama consists of eight floor-to-ceiling photographs distributed across three walls of the Kesselhaus. At a scale of 1:1, these enormous textile photographic prints in different variations show a view through the windowed facade of the Kesselhaus to the exterior. Reality and photography are simultaneously shifted and integrated: Where are the windows that offer a view of the real environment? Where is the actual wall? What view do the photographed windows show?
The exhibition is curated by Andreas Fiedler.
Public tour of the KINDL and the exhibition on Saturday, 21 September and 21 December 2019, at 2 pm.
Kindly supported by:
From 12 September 2019 to 6 April 2020 the Berlinische Galerie – Berlin’s Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture will be showing the exhibition Bettina Pousttchi. In Recent Years.
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