Mailed Paintings, 2015
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
various dimensions
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2015

Mailed Painting 206, 2019
Cairo - New York - Berlin
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
50 x 50 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2019

Mailed Painting 127, 2013
Bonn - Berlin - Genf - Madrid - Berlin - Winterthur
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
60 x 70 cm
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2018
Kunst Museum Winterthur

Mailed Paintings, 2015
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
various dimensions
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2015

Mailed Painting 206, 2019
Cairo - New York - Berlin
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
50 x 50 cm
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2019

Mailed Painting 127, 2013
Bonn - Berlin - Genf - Madrid - Berlin - Winterthur
Stretched canvas in standard size, white universal primer
60 x 70 cm
Photo © Andrea Rossetti, 2018
Kunst Museum Winterthur

Mailed Paintings

2004-2020

Mailed Paintings - Without prior manipulation the primed canvases are mailed unwrapped to various exhibitions. Along the way their unprotected surfaces are covered by marks that visually transcribe the distance they traveled. The Mailed Paintings absorb the partina of their postal route. The monochromatic white surfaces act as self-writing diaries that record the journey of the work. The collected patina exaggerates and mirrors the effect of the passage of time on the surface of the painting and emphasis on the environment of the exhibition and the circumstances surrounding it. Thereby the artwork is constantly in the mode of being exhibited.

Text: Press release: "Karin Sander, Gast: On Kawara", Sassa Trülzsch, 2011, Berlin

Presented in exhibitions

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, 2013
Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, 2017
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, 2011
Kunsthaus Dresden, 2012
Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, 2014
Goethe Institut, Mexico City, 2017
Safn, Berlin, 2016
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2013
Kunstverein Arnsberg, 2012
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2018
SABER DESCONOCER, Medellín, 2013
Museion, Bolzano, 2020
Gallery Friedrich Petzel, New York, 2010
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2012