ZeigenAn Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
05.12.2009 – 10.01.2010
In its series of artist-curated shows, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin presents "Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin" by Karin Sander, a project featuring works by more than 400 Berlin-based artists.Inside the Kunsthalle, visitors find only the names of the participating artists, attached to the wall on labels in the customary fashion. The works themselves remain invisible—at first glance, the room appears empty. Evading the usual exhibition format and the expectations associated with it, Karin Sander invited fellow artists to translate their own work into an acoustic piece, thus rendering it “visible”. The very different realizations—performed, sung, spoken, recited—can be accessed individually via an audio guide. For the audience, this opens up a level of perception which leads from the familiar visual approach to artworks towards an auditory, imaginative experience, offering scope for different mental visualizations.
Conceptual artist Karin Sander develops her works in dialog with the social and material background of existing situations, examining the complex relations between artwork, institution, and viewer. With Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, she has realized an exhibition project that brings together very different artistic positions and practices. Since 2003, Karin Sander has been working on an audio archive for which she invites artists to transpose their work into acoustic form. Individual contributions have already been presented in various exhibitions. At Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, she is bringing together a large number of statements for the first time, offering an unusual insight into the city’s current artistic production.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication and a limited edition.