360 Speaker Series: Bettina Pousttchi

April 12, 2014

Drive Thru Museum, a site specific installation by the German-Iranian Sightings exhibition transforms one of the galleries into a closed urban streetscape, and expand on the relationship between photography, sculpture, and architecture to create a unique environment, drawing on the history of Dallas and the Nasher Sculpture Center site.
The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture, and design.  

For the past 15 years, Bettina Pousttchi has created artworks in a variety of media including photography, video, and sculpture. These works often examine the constructed nature and tenuousness of memory.  In recent projects, including Echo (2009-10) at the Temporare Kunsthalle in Berlin and Framework (2011) at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Pousttchi has presented photography at the scale of architecture, lending it a sense of monumentality and presence normally associated with large-scale sculpture. In the Spring of 2014, Pousttchi continued her exploration of these issues with a site-specific installation at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Bettina Pousttchi Biography
A German-Iranian artist, in the 1990s Pousttchi studied fine arts and film theory at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf and at the Whitney Museum in New York. Over the past ten years, she has worked with a wide variety of media: sculpture, photography, and video, always dealing with social and political issues. Since 1997, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 2003, at the Museum Domus Artium of Salamanca in 2007, and at the TENT Center of Visual Arts in Rotterdam in 2009.


Sponsors

Support for the 360 series is underwritten in part by Sylvia Hougland, in honor of her husband, Curtis Hougland.

Supported in part by: Dallas Arts District Foundation
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