Karin Sander's coordinates refer in their abstract representation to the concrete place where the viewer is located.
Characteristic of Sander's conceptual practice, this work has a tautology at its core; the title of the work also names the location where it is installed and constitutes its only visual manifestation, black vinyl character on the wall spelling out the coordinates of the site. The work is radically site-specific, as it cannot exist outside this one location without changing appearance. At the same time, it is endlessly adaptable: when installed at a new location, its characters will change, as will its title.
With this gesture of self-referentiality, the work epitomizes central themes of Sander's oeuvre, namely engaging with situations, their social and historical contexts, and creating interventions in existing structures and institutions to produce minimalist works of great precision.
Presented in exhibitionsBase Progetti per l´arte, Florence, 2020
Esther Schipper, Seoul, 2023
Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, 2022