ZEIGEN. An Audiotour through the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2018
143 audio contributions by 143 artists from the collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Karin Sander, 2018

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Copenhagen, 2013
153 audio contributions by 153 artists living in Copenhagen
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Lea Nielsen & Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK, 2013

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, 2009, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2009-2010.
592 audio contributions by 566 artists living in in Berlin
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with
the names of the participants
Photo © Jens Ziehe, 2009

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, 2009, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2009-2010.
592 audio contributions by 566 artists living in in Berlin
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Lilly Grote, 2009

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Schirn Kunsthalle, 2006
45 audio contributions by 45 artists
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2006

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Mueller-Roth Gallery, 2005
29 audio contributions by 28 artists
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Martin Lauffer, 2005

ZEIGEN. An Audiotour through the Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2018
143 audio contributions by 143 artists from the collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Karin Sander, 2018

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Copenhagen, 2013
153 audio contributions by 153 artists living in Copenhagen
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Lea Nielsen & Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DK, 2013

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, 2009, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2009-2010.
592 audio contributions by 566 artists living in in Berlin
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with
the names of the participants
Photo © Jens Ziehe, 2009

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Berlin, 2009, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2009-2010.
592 audio contributions by 566 artists living in in Berlin
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Lilly Grote, 2009

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Schirn Kunsthalle, 2006
45 audio contributions by 45 artists
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2006

Zeigen. An Audio Tour through Mueller-Roth Gallery, 2005
29 audio contributions by 28 artists
audio guides, headphones, wall lettering with the names of the participants
Photo © Martin Lauffer, 2005

Zeigen

2005-2018

One first enters the exhibition space […] through a room with empty white walls, where visitors linger and listen to their audio guides with concentration. On the walls are the usual labels with the names of artists and the audio guide numbers. To the right of this text there would be plenty of room on the wall for a work of art. The work, however, consists only of what is heard and conjured in the imagination.
Karin Sander asked artists to make works available that would not be “shown” physically but only described on the audio guide. Through these imaginary works the viewers begin to imagine the work described.
What one sees […], then, is a poetic installation in which people wearing headphones stand in front of white walls and imagine art that isn’t visible – which doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

From: Harald Welzer, “ZEIGEN”, in: “Nichts / Nothing”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, 2006
(Translation: Steven Lindberg)

Presented in exhibitions

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2006
National Museum of Art, Osaka, 2018
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, 2009
GfZK, Leipzig, 2017
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2013
Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, 2012