Skulptur Projekte Münster
June 10 – October 1, 2017
Multiple venues, Münster, Germany
John Knight, A Work in situ, 2017
(Photo above: Henning Rogge)
Location: Façade of new building of LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur
For more information: https://www.skulptur-projekte.de/#/En/Projects/2017/830/KNIGHT
Michael Smith, Not Quite Under_Ground, 2017
For more information: https://www.skulptur-projekte.de/#/En/Projects/2017/842/SMITH
The Skulptur Projekte Münster have been taking place every ten years since 1977. The history is closely linked with the idea of creating a public not just with but also for art. This runs contrary to many projects presented in the public realm since the late 1990s, in which the main focus has frequently been on matters related to the city's social and economic development. Fully conscious of the difficulties of defining "public" in connection with the term "art in the public realm," for the 2017 Skulpture Projekte we are as convinced as ever that art in the urban realm is capable of activating historical, architectural, social, political, and aesthetic contexts. We see its great potential not in the occupation, but rather in the creation, of spaces.
The realization of the exhibition already conveys a political message per se: with the aid of public funds, the Skulptur Projekte point out the significance of the public space as a heterogeneous sphere that is indispensable for socio-cultural coexistence and cannot be subordinated to economic interests. The support of the project by Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, the city of Münster, the German Federal Cultural Foundation, and further partners is being provided with full respect for this fundamental autonomy.
For more information: https://www.skulptur-projekte.de/#/