Reference : Metropolitan Life
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Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51091
Metropolitan Life
English
POUSTTCHI, BETTINA []
Miessen, Markus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Geography and Spatial Planning (DGEO) >]
2018
Scheidegger & Spiess
112
978-3-85881-826-3
[en] history and memory of places ; time and space ; photographic installation ; Old and the New World ; Renaissance and Modernism
[en] Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and photography. Her large-scale installations investigate the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space from a transnational perspective, and have gained her international recognition and praise.

This book features Pousttchi’s new photographic installation at Nivola Museum in Orani on the Italian island of Sardinia. She chose the Metropolitan Life Building on 1 Madison Avenue in Manhattan as her subject for this piece. Criticized for its blatant Italian references at the time of its completion in 1909—and the world’s tallest structure until 1913—the building displays a hybrid identity, recalling cultural and temporal-spatial dislocations between the Old and the New World, Renaissance and Modernism.

Published alongside the images of Metropolitan Life and other works by Pousttchi are an essay by art historian Greg Foster-Rice and a conversation between the artist, critic, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and architect and writer Markus Miessen.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/51091

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