Events | Artist Talk with Bettina Pousttchi and Heike Catherina Mertens

Berlinische Galerie | September 27, 2019 | 7:00 PM

On the occasion of her exhibition "In Recent Years" at the Berlinische Galerie, the artist and former Villa Aurora fellow Bettina Pousttchi will be speaking with Heike Catherina Mertens, Executive Director Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House.

Please RSVP by September 20th, 2019 via e-mail:



Bettina Pousttchi

Bettina Pousttchi, Echo, 2009/2010, 970 posters at the facade of the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, 2000 (h) x 1100 x 5700 cm, Courtesy Buchmann Galerie and the artist, Photo: Bettina Pousttchi

Bettina Pousttchi works at the interface of sculpture, photography and architecture. Her site-specific interventions in public space often cover entire house facades and refer to the urban or historical context of a place. Pousttchi reflects on the role of photography in the digital age and questions the relationship between memory and history in transnational perspective. Her interest in the structures of public space continues in her sculptures, for which she often transforms street fixtures such as barriers, street posts or bicycle racks.

At the Berlinische Galerie, Pousttchi will present selected sculptures and photographs and develop a site-specific work for the museum's facade.



Portrait Bettina Pousttchi, Photo: Jim Rakete

Bettina Pousttchi was born in Mainz in 1971. She studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She achieved great recognition in Berlin with her photographic installation "Echo" (2009/2010) with which she erected an afterimage of the recently demolished Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic). In the last years, she has realized numerous international solo exhibitions, such as at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the Arts Club of Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and the Kunsthalle Basel.




Current Exhibitions of Bettina Pousttchi:

  • Deichtorhallen Hamburg | HYPER! A journey into Art and Music | March 1 – Aug. 11, 2019
  • Kunsthalle Tübingen | Bettina Pousttchi: Block | May 18 – Nov. 10, 2019
  • Kunsthalle Rostock | Palast der Republik | Mai 31 – Oct. 31 2019
  • Lustwarande Sculpture Project Tilburg | Delirious |  June 15 – Okt. 15, 2019
  • KINDL - Centre for Contemporary Art Berlin | Bettina Pousttchi | Aug. 31, 2019 –  May, 2020
  • Berlinische Galerie | In Recent Years | Sept. 12, 2019 – April 6, 2020


Artist Talk with Bettina Pousttchi and Heike Catherina Mertens | Sept. 27th, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by September 20, 2019 via e-mail:



Berlinische Galerie
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10969 Berlin


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