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Bettina - Yto Barrada, Gregor Huber (Ed)
A mythical artist from New York in the 60s and 70s, living as a recluse in the Chelsea Hotel from 1972 on, Bettina Grossman – Bettina to the art world – developed a prolific body of works for more than sixty years. This monographic book is the first to present her exceptional research on photography, cinematogra phy and graphic design, nourished by the practice of conceptual sculpture.
An eccentric personality, totally dedicated to her art, Bettina resided in the Chelsea Hotel from 1972 following the fire in her studio in which she lost all her archives. Living like a recluse in this community of artists, Bettina produces and accumulates in her tiny studio a considerable body of work that is fully in line with the great history of the artistic avant-gardes of the 20th century. His pieces are suspended in the studio, hung on the walls, placed on the floor: they invade the space in a continuum leading to vertigo, the artistic gesture becomes a physical and visual experience. On the borders of abstraction, Bettina manipulates, twists, spreads, stretches matter, light and shadow. His serial practice reveals a hypnotic universe of great visual power.
Edited by Yto Barrada, Gregor Huber
Texts by Yto Barrada, artist, Ruba Katrib, curator of MoMa PS1, NYC, Antonia Pocock, PhD in art history, professor at NYC College
Atelier EXB, 2022
Softcover, 300 pages
195mm x 260mm
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