For World Time Clock, German-Iranian photographer Bettina Pousttchi (born 1971) photographed public clocks at precisely five minutes before two at selected sites in 24 cities, including Cape Town, Dubai, Tashkent, New York, Sydney and Mexico City. This volume documents its presentation at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi (born 1971) works in photography, video and sculpture, and is primarily concerned with themes such as the perception of time and the delineation of borders. Art in public space is a central theme of this publication.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Gerhard Finckh. Text by Jörg Heiser, Markus Gisbourne, Christian Rattemeyer.
Over the past 10 years, Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi has created a strong body of work in photography, video and sculpture. Amply illustrated and featuring essays by Christian Rattemeyer, Barry Schwabsky and others, this substantial new volume presents the first complete survey of her work.
The photographs and video works of the German artist Bettina Pousttchi are both conceptual and intuitive. This volume presents several series, including Parachutes (2006), which capture almost-abstract flying objects in cloudy skies and 1HR Museum (2005), hazily silhouetted details of historic museum architecture.