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Spotlight: A Weekly Artwork Selection

Karin Sander: Patina Painting 187/12, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2018

Photo © Gunter Lepkowski
Karin Sander
Patina Painting 187/12, In The Garden During Building Renovation, Berlin-Zehlendorf, 2018
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
300 x 500 cm
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Exhibition view: Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Tübingen, 2021
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021. Photo © Martin Lauffer
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.”
Detail © Gunter Lepkowski
 

Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 2018
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021. Photo © Studio Karin Sander
Karin Sander began the Patina Painting series in the late 1990’s. The titles of the works refer to the places where they were 'produced' and to the duration of time which the painting spent acquiring its particular patina. This work is from a series of canvases placed at the Haus am Waldsee in advance of Karin Sander's 2018 solo exhibition at the Berlin-based non-profit exhibition space.
 

Concurrent Exhibition – Kunsthalle Tübingen

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Tübingen, 2021
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021. Photo © Martin Lauffer
Karin Sander
Kunsthalle Tübingen
March 27 – July 4, 2021
www.kunsthalle-tuebingen.de

Kunsthalle Tübingen is dedicating a solo exhibition to Karin Sander, running from March 27 through July 4, 2021.
 

Selected Press

How to Make the Cabbage Shine, Stefan Trinks reviewed the exhibition in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung<br>

How to Make the Cabbage Shine, Stefan Trinks reviewed the exhibition in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

 
Karin Sander works with situations, their social and historical contexts, involving interventions in existing structures and institutions. The medium the work is realized in is painting, sculpture, electronic media, science, architecture; in brief: each medium is available for working out its specific potential. The intersection of work, recipient and institution, of what is found and what is added, of presence and absence, is emphasized and exhibited. <br><br>Sander’s work has been exhibited extensively. Recent solo exhibitions include: Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen (2021), Transzendenzaufzug, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (2020); Karin Sander – Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura, Museion, Bolzano (2020); 43°45’51.8″N 11°15’46.8″E, Base / Progetti per l'arte, Florence (2020); Karin Sander. A - Z, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2019); Karin Sander, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Winterthur (2018); Zeigen. An Audio Tour through the collection of the GfZK, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig (2017); Karin Sander – Identities on Display, Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach (2017).<br>

Karin Sander works with situations, their social and historical contexts, involving interventions in existing structures and institutions. The medium the work is realized in is painting, sculpture, electronic media, science, architecture; in brief: each medium is available for working out its specific potential. The intersection of work, recipient and institution, of what is found and what is added, of presence and absence, is emphasized and exhibited.

Sander’s work has been exhibited extensively. Recent solo exhibitions include: Karin Sander, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen (2021), Transzendenzaufzug, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (2020); Karin Sander – Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura, Museion, Bolzano (2020); 43°45’51.8″N 11°15’46.8″E, Base / Progetti per l'arte, Florence (2020); Karin Sander. A - Z, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2019); Karin Sander, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Winterthur (2018); Zeigen. An Audio Tour through the collection of the GfZK, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig (2017); Karin Sander – Identities on Display, Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach (2017).


Photo © Studio Karin Sander
 

Special Dossier – Patina Paintings

<b>Karin Sander</b><br>

Karin Sander

 

Reading Corner

Karin Sander<br>

Karin Sander

Office Works

Concurrent to the exhibition, the book Office Works will be published by Kunsthalle Tübingen and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König. It includes the entire series of the artist's Office Works with over 1500 illustrations, 300 in original sizes on 680 pages. An essay by John Waters and an interview by director Nicole Fritz and Karin Sander accompany this comprehensive compendium of works. The concept of the book was developed in collaboration with Andreas Uebele.

The book is a limited edition of 300 copies, signed and numbered.

Coming soon

Karin Sander<br>

Karin Sander

Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura
2020
Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Language: Italian, English, German

Congratulations are also in order: The Tokyo TDC committee selected her book, Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura, designed by büro uebele in the “Excellent Work” prize category and published on the occasion of Karin Sander's 2020 solo exhibition at Museion, Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Bozen. Skulptur / Sculpture / Scultura was edited by Letizia Ragaglia who also curated the exhibition.

Available here

Karin Sander<br>

Karin Sander

A–Z
2019
Publisher: Walther König
Language: English, German

Available here

Karin Sander<br>

Karin Sander

Karin Sander. Ausstellungskatalog
2011
Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König
Language: English, German

Available here

 
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