ART & DESIGN

Photos: Meet Time-Traveling Artist Bettina Pousttchi

Bettina Pousttchi

The Berlin artist spent eight years circling the globe for her monumental project opening today at the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C. And then Vladimir Putin almost ruined everything.

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Bettina Pousttchi. Photo by Norman Konrad.

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“Seoul Time” in “Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie, Berlin.

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Installation view of “Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock,” featuring Mexico City and New York, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie, Berlin Photo by Cathy Carver.

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Installation view of “Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie, Berlin Photo by Cathy Carver.

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“Bangkok Time” in “Bettina Pousttchi: World Time Clock” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie, Berlin.

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“Double Monument for Flavin and Tatlin IX,” 2013. Powder coated crowdbarriers and neon. Photo courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie Berlin.

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Naum Gabo, “Linear Construction in Space No. 1,” 1943. Lucite with nylon thread. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

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“Double Monument for Flavin and Tatlin XIV,” 2014. Powder coated crowdbarriers and neon. Photo courtesy of the artist and Buchmann Galerie Berlin.

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Berenice Abbott, “New York at Night,” 1931, printed 1975. Gelatin silver enlargement print. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.