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The Arts Club featured in Third Coast Review

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Posted April 20, 2017

The Drawing Room featured in Interior Design

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Posted April 17, 2017

Bettina Pousttchi: Suspended Mies

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THE ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO PRESENTS BETTINA POUSTTCHI: SUSPENDED MIES

19 May — 5 August 2017

Public opening 19 May 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

29 March —The Arts Club of Chicago is proud to present Bettina Pousttchi: Suspended Mies. Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi is best known for her large-scale photographic interventions in public space, covering entire facades of buildings with images redolent with historical or architectural meaning. In her photography and sculpture she further explores the connections between systems of time and space from a transnational perspective.

 

For her exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago, the German-Iranian artist (born 1971, Mainz) has developed a new site-specific photo installation that responds to the work of architect Mies van der Rohe, who designed the famed “floating staircase” at The Arts Club. The installation is comprised of three parts that bring together Mies’s legacy in New York, London and Chicago. The first part, a large-scale photograph of the Seagram Building printed on textile, extends the length of the entire west gallery; the second part addresses Mansion House Square, Mies’s unbuilt project for London; the third is The Arts Club’s own physical space. Visitors to the gallery are met with a space that employs photography as an architectural element, thus redirecting the viewing experience.

 

A graduate of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where she studied with Rosemarie Trockel and Gerhard Merz, Pousttchi has exhibited internationally since 2001 at such institutions as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Kunsthalle Basel, and the Temporäre Kusthalle, Berlin. Research for this exhibition took place at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, where Pousttchi had a residency in 2016. She lives and works in Berlin.

 

Bettina Pousttchi: Suspended Mies opens to the public at 6 p.m. on May 19 and will close on August 5. Regular gallery hours are 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday-Friday and 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday. The Arts Club of Chicago is located at 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Contact Isabel Olive with any press or general inquiries at iolive@artsclubchicago.org or 312-787-3997.

Posted April 17, 2017

The Drawing Room in CS Magazine

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Posted March 28, 2017

Event: Exhibition Opening | Bettina Pousttchi: Suspended Mies

Event Date: May 19
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: First Floor Gallery

Join us for the opening of Bettina Pousttchi’s exhibition of work at The Arts Club, entitled Suspended Mies.

Berlin-based artist Bettina Pousttchi is best known for her large scale photographic interventions on buildings in public space, covering entire building facades. In her photography and sculpture she explores the connections between systems of time and space in a transnational perspective. For her exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago the German artist (born 1971) will develop a new site-specific photo installation that draws on the history of the institution and its urban context, blending photography, sculpture and architecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Posted March 22, 2017