February 15, 2008 - Von der Heydt-Museum - Bettina Pousttchi
February 15, 2008

Bettina Pousttchi

Bettina Pousttchi
Parachute 03, 2006
photograph, 120 x 160 cm
courtesy Buchmann Galerie Berlin

Bettina Pousttchi 
Reality Reset
Opening: November 11, 2007, 11:00 a.m.
Dates: November 11, 2007 – February 24, 2008

Catalog: Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne

Bettina Pousttchi (b. 1971) works in a wide variety of media and is one of the most interesting German artists of the younger generation.

The Berlin-based artist alternates between photography, video, and sculptural elements.

Her work reflects the social, cultural, and sociopolitical conditions that determine and structure the individual.

Bettina Pousttchi’s work has been shown recently in Idyll: Between Dream and Misapprehension at the Museum Domus Artium in Salamanca 2007 and the Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg in 2006; The Youth of Today at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2006; and Day for Night—Peace Tower at the Whitney Biennial in 2006. In 2003 Bettina Pousttchi was represented at the Venice Biennale.

This survey exhibition, which the artist selected and designed herself, also includes new sculpture in the work Black Out, in which Bettina Pousttchi further develops the themes from her large-format photographic series Parachutes and Take Off.

It also includes the early video works Docu-Clip: The Katharina-Show (2000) and the trilogy Docu-Clip: To Good Neighbors (1999), another focus of her work for which Bettina Pousttchi became known early on.

The Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König is publishing a catalog to accompany the exhibition, with essays by Barry Schwabsky, Jörg Heiser, Petra Löffler, Holger Liebs, Katrin Wittneven, Vanessa Joan Müller, Ilka Becker, Jon Wood and others. The catalog offers a comprehensive presentation of the artist’s diverse work.

For further information, please contact Dr. Beate Eickhoff, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Turmhof 8, 42103 Wuppertal
T 0202-563 2722 / F 0202-563 8091 / E-mail: info.museum@stadt.wuppertal.de

Von der Heydt Kunsthalle Wuppertal-Barmen
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Hours: Tues.- Sun. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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