Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: Karin Sander, "What you see is not what you get" (22 exhibitions), Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2022.
© Karin Sander

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

What you see is not what you get
(22 Exhibitions)

10.06.2022 – 16.07.2022
Solo Exhibition

Esther Schipper, Berlin
Berlin

For her solo exhibition entitled “What you see is not what you get”, Karin Sander has gathered different works from her oeuvre and from these she has curated 22 exhibitions. Karin Sander has carefully packed these particular, individual selections into transport crates and then closed them; the crates offer protection and sometimes contain instructions regarding the various, small- and large-format art works they hold. The exhibits are well kept in their transport crates, present in the gallery space but eluding visibility. Each transport box has its own size, bears its unique title, lists the materials used in the works, and contains what goes with the installation of the works and the respective exhibition.

The tension between visibility and presence is also a motif of the new augmented reality exhibition conceived by Karin Sander. Visitors can use AR glasses to visit other exhibitions in the gallery virtually. For this piece, she had works 3D scanned and virtually installed on the walls. This visible, albeit in AR, presentation provides a counterpoint to the 22 physically present exhibitions – it lets visitors see works that are not physically present, while the works in the shipping crates are present but not visible. Thus, visual information meets augmented reality, the narrative of physical and conceptual content superimposed on the presence of augmented reality: “What you see is not what you get”.