An Audio Tour through Berlin
2009 12 05 – 2010 01 10
The title of the exhibition at the Temporäre Kunsthalle is “Zeigen” (“to show”), and yet visitors only hear things. It is not just that this happens to be the title of the work, but that the specifically human ability to show is centrally important both to us artists and to curators. For, when one shows someone something, one adopts their point of view and conversely allows them to partake of one’s own. In this sense, the ability to show is not only a fundamental condition of communication, but also serves as a definition of artistic work: to open up spaces for the visible.
Karin Sander, “Zeigen”, in “Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander”, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2010
Translation: Christopher Jenkin-Jones