Finja Sander

14.9. – 7.10.


Finja Sander marks the beginning of her solo exhibition with a live performance in which she explores both the static and transformational potential of the concept of monument. A mobile crane serves as the artist's tool for heaving massive cuboids of paper into the air and ultimately keeping them suspended. The artist has already used the poster convolutions with the inscription Für Morgen (For Tomorrow), lashed together with tension belts, in several previous performances and sculptural settings. The phrase refers to the multimedia work series of the same name, Für Morgen, which Sander has been continuing since the beginning of 2023. The heavy paper cuboids that hang in the air far above Sander's head at the end of the performance are reminiscent of images of deconstructed, or destroyed, monuments: the severed, stone head of Lenin, or, more recently, the removal of Soviet memorials in Ukraine.