Munchies Art Club Magazine recommends viewing the exhibition by Katharina Sabernig in Graz. In a dark exhibition room lined with showcases and video projections we were drawn to the depictions of human organs as you would find in an anatomical institute except that the artist created them through knitting. Katharina Sabernig enchanted us with her playful objects. A must see!

Munchies Art Club Magazine recommends viewing the exhibition by Katharina Sabernig in Graz. In a dark exhibition room lined with showcases and video projections we were drawn to the depictions of human organs as you would find in an anatomical institute except that the artist created them through knitting. Katharina Sabernig enchanted us with her playful objects. A must see!

Katharina Sabernig | Knitted Anatomy | Neue Galerie Graz

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Installation view, Katharina Sabernig | „Knitted Anatomy| Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner

Knitted Anatomy | Artist: Katharina Sabernig | Curated by Günther Holler-Schuster at the Neue Galerie Graz Studio

Currently on view and worth a visit is the Neue Gallery in Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum Studio exhibition by Anthropologist and artist Katharina Sabernig entitled "Knitted Anatomy" curated by Günther Holler-Schuster.

curator and artist, guenther holler schuster with artist katharina sabernig
Curator Günther Holler-Schuster and artist Katharina Sabernig | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Katharina Sabernig is a medical doctor and anthropologist and has worked in anatomical illustrations, visualized medicine and Tibetan medical terminology.

Inspired by the diversity of anatomical representations and the ethical issues associated with this art, she began knitting anatomical objects in 2015.

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Katharina Sabernig, „Covid-19 and chaos in the body“, 2020 | Photo print on paper | 120 x 85 cm | Photo: © Katharina Sabernig

In her current project, she depicts the topography of the internal organs and their vascular supply, using the dimensions of an adult as a guide.

Who is Katharina Sabernig? | About the Exhibition

artist katharina sabernig in her exhibition at neue galerie graz
Artist Katharina Sabernig | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner

Katharina Sabernig is a doctor and anthropologist who has worked with anatomical illustrations, visualised medicine and Tibetan medical terminology.

Inspired by the diversity of anatomical representations and the ethical issues associated with this art, she began knitting anatomical objects in 2015.

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Installation view, Katharina Sabernig „Knitted Anatomy“ | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner

In her current project, she depicts the topography of internal organs and their vascular supply, taking the size of an adult person as a starting point.

Katharina Sabernig studied ethnomedicine and medicine in Vienna, completing her doctorate on ‘Visualised Medicine’, in which she deciphered the contents of murals in the medical faculty of the Tibetan monastery of Labrang.

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Katharina Sabernig, „3,820 letters“, 2021 | Cotton and wire, knitted and crocheted | 44 x 60 x 17 cm | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner

The anatomical terms she identified led to her second major project dedicated to Tibetan and Asian history of anatomical depiction, which ultimately inspired her work on ‘knitted anatomy’.

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Installation view, Katharina Sabernig „Knitted Anatomy“ | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

The purpose of her work is to visualise medical content and thereby promote understanding of the current situation.

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Installation view, Katharina Sabernig „Knitted Anatomy“ | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

It is hoped that this form of presentation will help reduce emotions such as fear, rejection or aggression and instead find an approach to the topic that is more sensory.

More about the on view at the Neue Galerie Graz :

Beside the Promotion prize exhibition " A playground guide to getting lost" curated by Lina Albrikiene ( till 6. June 2022)

You can also see the magnificent exhibition by artist Martin Walde ( End Date 6. June 2022).

Further exhibitions: The feministischer Blick, till October 2022  Ladies and Gentlemen | The fragile feminist we.

For more detailed information view the exhibition calendar via Neue Galerie Graz.

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Installation view, Katharina Sabernig „Knitted Anatomy“ | Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

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