Bettina Pousttchi | THE CITY in Wolfsburg

By Simone Kraft

Bettina Pousttchi "The City" 2014, Fotoinstallation, Fassade Schloss Wolfsburg (Simulation) © Bettina Pousttchi

The Wolfsburg art prize 2014 “Junge Stadt sieht Junge Kunst” is awarded to the German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi. The award is coupled both with an exhibition in the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg in May 2014 and with a considerable publication. Furthermore there will be an acquisition for the collection of the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg. Bettina Pousttchi works equally in the field of media, photography, video and sculpture and deals primarily with subjects as perception of time and drawing of boundaries. As subtle interventions in the course of daily life circumvent our perception, so do the objects of Bettina Pousttchi – which are often taken from public spaces – underrun our cognition. They are formed anew as sculptures, referring both to ordinariness and art history. In her works she uses therefore barriers or bollards from which she creates new, abstract forms. The barriers are repeatedly made use of, thematizing subjects as borders and borderline experience, as well as discharge of energy.

Bettina Pousttchi “The City” 2014, Fotoinstallation, Fassade Schloss Wolfsburg (Simulation) © Bettina Pousttchi

Bettina Pousttchi

The City

24. Mai – 28. September 2014

Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

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