Bettina Pousttchi – Mies in Mind: Suspended Seagram
Suspended Mies was the title of an exhibition by Bettina Pousttchi at the Arts Club of Chicago in 2017. On that occasion, the artist had developed a site-specific photo installation that responded to the work of architect Mies van der Rohe, who designed the famed “floating staircase” at The Arts Club. The installation was comprised of three parts that brought together Mies’s legacy. A large-scale photograph of the Seagram Building in New York printed on textile, extended the length of the entire west gallery; a second suspended work addressed Mansion House Square, Mies’s unbuilt project for London; the third part was The Arts Club’s own physical space with the staircase.
On 22 August 2021, after a six-year renovation phase, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, built by Mies van der Rohe, an icon of post-war architecture and one of the most important exhibition houses of Western modernism, will reopen.
Mies in Mind is an exhibition parcours from 20.–22.08.2021 on the occasion of the reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. For Mies in Mind the large-scale photograph Suspended Seagram will be reinstalled at Buchmann Galerie Berlin.
Born 1971 in Mainz. Lives and works in Berlin.
|1999/2000||Whitney Independent Studio Program, Whitney Museum, New York|
|1995-1999||Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (with Prof. Gerhard Merz and Prof. Rosemarie Trockel)|
|1992-1997||Studies in philosophy, art and film history, Universities of Cologne and Bochum|
|1990-1992||Studies in Fine Art, Université de Paris|
|2016||Villa Aurora, Los Angeles|
|Wolfsburg Art Award|
|TrAIN Research Center for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts, London|
|2007||BBAX - Berlin Buenos Aires Art Exchange, Buenos Aires|
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington DC
Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas
Margulies Collection Miami
Rennie Collection Vancouver
The Arts Club of Chicago
The Phillips Collection Washington DC
Freybe Collection Vancouver
Nasher Collection Dallas
Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art Berlin
Hall Collection New York
Blake Byrne/Skylark Foundation Los Angeles
Levine Collection Washington DC
Wemhöner Collection Herford/Berlin
Kadist Collection Paris
Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany
University of Cologne
Von-der-Heydt Museum Wuppertal
Absolut Art Collection Stockholm
Wolfsburg City Art Gallery
MMAG Foundation Amman