Oberwallstraße 1, 10117 Berlin
|1 September 2019 – 10 May 2020|
Bettina Pousttchi realises her largest interior photographic installation to date in the Kesselhaus at the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art. With a height of twenty meters, the cube-shaped Kesselhaus is a unique exhibition venue in Berlin. Following Roman Signer, David Claerbout, Haegue Yang, and Thomas Scheibitz, Bettina Pousttchi now continues the series of artists who have developed a site-specific work for this spectacular space.
In Berlin, Bettina Pousttchi attracted attention in particular with her acclaimed photo installation Echo Berlin (2009–10), for which she covered the entire Temporäre Kunsthalle with an image of the recently demolished Palast der Republik. For the site-specific photographic installation Panorama at the KINDL, Bettina Pousttchi once again works with photography at an architectural scale. Panorama consists of eight floor-to-ceiling photographic prints distributed across the three windowless walls of the Kesselhaus. The starting point is photographs taken by the artist, which show a view through the enormous windowed facade of the Kesselhaus to the space outside, of neighbouring buildings, the beer garden, bicycles, etcetera. At a scale of 1:1, the textile photo prints multiply the narrow, grid-shaped windows.
The exhibition is curated by Andreas Fiedler.