SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT, Römerberg, D-60311 Frankfurt,
8 Jun 2012
Bettina Pousttchi: Framework
Title : Bettina Pousttchi, Framework, installation view
Date(s) : 2012
Website : www.schirn.de
Credit : Foto: Norbert Miguletz
The SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE will present a new work by German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi specifically designed for the exterior of the SCHIRN. Similar to her well-received installation Echo (2009–10) in Berlin—where she resurrected the just demolished Palast der Republik (the former East German parliament building) in the form of a monumental photo installation applied to the facade of the Temporäre Kunsthalle (Temporary Art Hall)—her Frankfurt piece will likewise cover a large portion of the building facade. Via her subject Pousttchi actively engages with the SCHIRN’s architecture and its historical and urban context. Serving as a basis of the work are the artist’s own photographs, which she adapts and manipulates. In their interlinking of architecture, sculpture, and photography Pousttchi’s monumental photo installations broaden the traditional understanding of photography. They examine the question of how to approach urban space and memory while at the same time exploring the temporal dimension of architecture.