Spotlight: Karin Sander
This week for our Spotlight we present Karin Sander's Patina Painting 187/12, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2018.⠀
Patina Paintings (Gebrauchsbilder) are standard, mass-produced canvases in various formats that the artist has placed in specific locations for a certain time period, or given to collectors and institutions for their own use over a limited period of time.
As Harald Welzer noted in his text on Karin Sander's work “From the moment of its acquisition it is left to them whether they install such a work in their sports car or leave it in their basement or carry it about as a constant travel accessory (like a toiletries bag). In any case the canvas will be covered with some kind of a coat of dust, dirt, mould, notes or whatever else crosses the path of the wok and its owner. These works are also self-portraits of their owners, at least they show traces of a use that could only take place with this individual and his or her specific way of life. In the context of an exhibition they seem as auratic as any other painting; this can represent an affront to actual painters.”
Karin Sander at Museion, BolzanoMuseion, Bolzano May 30 – September 20, 2020 www.museion.it
In her exhibitions Karin Sander humorously refers to existing situations and addresses their institutional and historical context. She intervenes in the structures of the institutions, changes them, highlights facts and invites the public to participate. The apparently familiar is rethought, it becomes the starting point of an exploratory process. Sander’s solo exhibition at Museion is designed specifically for the space allotted in the museum and will feature both existing as well as new works created exclusively for the exhibition.
An artist talk with Karin Sander will mark the launch of a new publication featuring a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptural oeuvre, published on the occasion of the exhibition, will take place on September 18, 2020, from 7 pm.
Karin Sander at BaseBase / Progetto per l'arte, Florence February 8 – March 21, 2020 www.baseitaly.org
Base / Progetti per arte presents the solo exhibition from Karin Sander entitled 43°45'51.8"N 11°15'46.8"E, opening on Saturday February 8 2020 from 6.30 pm.
Concert with Angela Bulloch and Karin SanderAkademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin April 28, 2019, 7 pm www.adk.de
Music for Future Images
Concert with Angela Bulloch and Karin Sander
Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin
April 28, 2019, 7 pm
Karin Sander and Harald Welzer: Telling Art and Futures – Die Dialektik des UtopischenAkademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg, Berlin April 28 – June 2, 2019 www.adk.de
The utopian is at the centre of the exhibition project by concept artist Karin Sander. There is a lot of unfulfilled future in the past, and visions of the future grow on the layers of the past. Together with sociologist Harald Welzer, the results of two surveys pointing both to the past and to the future will be presented and staged. In the process, scientific and artistic classifications cross over, taking on new and unexpected roles.
Artist Talk with Karin SanderHaus am Waldsee, Berlin February 25, 2019, 7:30 pm www.hausamwaldsee.de
On February 25, 2019, 7:30 pm, Karin Sander will give an artist talk with Prof. Dr. Ursprung, ETH Zurich, at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin.
Read more here.
Karin Sander at Haus am WaldseeHaus am Waldsee, Berlin January 26 – March 3, 2019 www.hausamwaldsee.de
On the occasion of Haus am Waldsee’s re-opening, the institution presents a comprehensive and site-specific solo exhibition by Karin Sander. Sander often works with the spatial and historical conditions of her exhibition venues. Not only does her upcoming exhibition at Haus am Waldsee document the evolution of her work since the early 1990s, but it also addresses its location, the building itself, which has been freshly renovated 73 years after its inauguration.
Artist Talk with Karin Sander and Prof. Dr. Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
February 25, 2019, 7:30pm
Read more about the exhibition here.
Myth, Music & ElectricityHerkulessaal, Residenstraße 1, 80333 Munich November 29, 8pm www.artgeneve.ch
artgenève presents, Myth, Music and Electricity, part of “contemporary art as concert”, a series of events focused on musical and ephemeral works by artists invited by Augustin Maurs.
This event will take place at Munich's Herkulessaal and plays with the adventurous and puzzling construction of myths. The concert hall will host a series of musical and perfomative works, including a bass guitar ensemble by Angela Bulloch and performances by Karin Sander.
Admission: 8 EUR / 12 EUR
Karin Sander: Identities on DisplayKunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach Through June 18, 2017 www.villa-zanders.de