Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6 pm
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York
Established in 2001, the Artists on Artists Lecture Series invites contemporary artists to engage with the work of artists in Dia’s collection and past programs. For her lecture on the work of On Kawara, Bettina Pousttchi will foreground the ability to travel freely across borders and time zones as a precondition to Kawara’s oeuvre. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the launch of Dia’s publication Artists on On Kawara (2021), with contributions by artists Alejandro Cesarco, Nancy Davenport, Renée Green, Annette Lawrence, Scott Lyall, Dave McKenzie, Haim Steinbach, and Pousttchi.
Bettina Pousttchi was born in Main, Germany, in 1971. She is a graduate of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York; she has additionally studied art history, film theory, and philosophy in Paris and Cologne. Pousttchi’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. The numerous monographs on her work include Bettina Pousttchi: In Recent Years (2020). Pousttchi lives in Berlin.Audio: Bettina Pousttchi on On Kawara