Bettina Pousttchi, ‘Vertical Highways’, 2021,  FIAC/Hors les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 2021

Vertical Highways, 2021

FIAC/Hors les Murs, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 2021
Three outdoor sculptures by the artist are installed at FIAC/Hors les Murs in the Jardin des Tuileries. This collaboration between FIAC and the Musée du Louvre is on view from 19 - 24 October. Sculptures from the series Vertical Highways were shown for the first time at Bettina Pousttchi's solo exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art Berlin in 2019/2020. The artist makes the sculptures from crash barriers, which she mechanically deforms and joins together to form upright works. The anthropomorphic features and the monochrome colors merge the individual parts into a coherent new form. The vertical orientation of the normally horizontally crash barriers changes the usual spatial order and gives the sculptures an architectural reference. In the sequential use of the inceptive object lies a conceptual connection to Minimal Art and also a reference to the Readymades of Marcel Duchamp.