Thursday, March 17, 2011, 7 pm
Artist Talk

Karin Sander (artitst, Berlin/Zürich) and Marius Babias (n.b.k. director)

For her solo show at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Sander has planned an intervention that takes up an everyday act and translates it to space as sculpture by using a banal and devalued material. Through the ceiling of the exhibition space, which is the floor of the n.b.k. offices above, she has had 30-centimeter-wide holes drilled in the places where usually the wastepaper baskets are located. The holes replace the wastepaper baskets, and visibly link administrative practice with the practice of exhibition. Karin Sander captures the everyday gesture of disposal by instructing the n.b.k. employees to ignore the fact that the wastepaper baskets are missing. In this way material that has become useless falls from the administration offices to the exhibition space, and is transformed by way of the shift of context into a constantly growing temporary sculpture.

Karin Sander (born in 1957) is one of the best-known artists of her generation. She has received numerous awards and her work is included in numerous collections, e.g. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, MoMA, and Washington’s Hirschhorn Museum. Since 2007, she has been professor for architecture and art at ETH Zurich. She studied at Stuttgart’s Akademie der Bildenden Künste and today lives in Berlin and Zurich.

In German language