At second glance, what could be dismissed as gimmicks, actually opens up new worlds. Karin Sander’s work breaks with the conventions of exhibition operations and questions artistic traditions and social conventions. At Kunst Mueum Winterthur, the internationally sought-after artist presents an extensive exhibition of her oeuvre.
The obligatory cover picture for the exhibition flyer is missing. The white area with the black signature turns into a picture without a picture. At first this irritates, but illustrates the artist’s strategies. The artist, who was born in 1957 in Bensberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) and now lives in Berlin and Zurich, uses such shifts to question the traditions of the art business – on the exhibition poster as well as in the exhibition at Kunst Museum Winterthur. The questioning of traditional methods manifested itself in her interventions, which she realized in the past at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart or the National Museum of Art in Osaka, among others.