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Karin Sander

*1957, Bensberg, lives and works in Zurich and Berlin

  • Matterhorn, Google Earth Data, 2020
  • Polychrome 3D print of Google Earth data, plaster material, color pigment ink
  • Edition of: 12
  • Dimensions: 6,00 cm x 14,70 cm x 14,70 cm
  • Production: ETH Zurich, Adam Kiryk, Professorship Karin Sander
  • CHF 3000.00
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Karin Sander's new work for Edition VFO is based on her long-standing artistic practice using three-dimensional printing. She was the first artist to make 3D body scans of people. An early example of such a 1:10 scale sculpture from 1997 is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Sander explores the possibilities of what sculpture can be, on the one hand in its relationship to the perception of space and on the other to the medium itself.

The new sculpture "Matterhorn" is a logical continuation of Sander's oeuvre, which defies traditional classification into genres such as painting, sculpture or print. As a publisher of prints, Edition VFO welcomes this dialogue on concepts of media discourse, because current technical developments allow us to explore new perspectives also in printmaking.

The Google Earth data of the Matterhorn, retrieved in October 2020, was printed as a 3D model and is presented on a pedestal like a sculpture. As a three-dimensional, colored snapshot of the Google data from the past, it represents this mountain of data as a sublime, three-dimensionally printed landscape modelled out by light and shadow.

Karin Sander holds the Chair of Architecture and Art at ETH Zurich since 2007. She has participated in numerous international biennials, including the 1997 Skulptur Projekte, Münster. Her most recent institutional solo exhibitions were shown at Museion, Bolzano and Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, each of which was accompanied by a catalogue published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

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