Intersections: Double Monuments by Bettina Pousttchi
(Jun 9–Oct 2, 2016)
Bettina Pousttchi discusses her Intersections exhibition Double Monuments.
Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi explores the history and memory of architecture. In her series Double Monument for Flavin and Tatlin (2010–2014), Pousttchi incorporates crowd barriers into sculptural forms with spiraling vertical towers. These “double monuments” reference the work of Russian constructivist sculptor-architect Vladimir Tatlin from the 1920s and American minimalist artist Dan Flavin from the 1960s, created in homage to Tatlin. Five Double Monument sculptures are on view, dramatically illuminating the space. The sculptures are paired with a sculpture by Naum Gabo and photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, black-and-white images that underline the theme of illuminated space presented in Pousttchi's work.