Michael Asher

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, July 04 – 11, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, July 04 – 11, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977, July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

 

Location

1st week: Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse

2nd week: parking space behind building of Bezirksregierung, Geisbergweg 1–3

3rd week: Alter Steinweg, parking space in front of brick wall with sign “Stricker”

4th week: Alter Steinweg across Kiffe-Pavillon, parking meter no. 275 or 274

5th week: Hörster Friedhof / Piusallee

6th week: An der Kleimannbrücke no. 17

7th week: Dortmund-Ems canal, Rügenufer, ca. 300 m north of Königsberger Straße

8th week: Königsberger Straße 133-135

9th week: near Bröderichweg 36, end of cul-de-sac of Westfälisch-Lippische Sparkassenakademie

10th week: end of cul-de-sac Idenbrockweg in Kinderhaus

11th week: Coerde-market

12th week: church square in Nienberge, in front of grocery store

13th week: corner of Möllmannsweg / Hollandtstraße

14th week: Kappenberger Damm / Düesbergweg

15th week: woods at Jesuiterbrook, near Hünenburg

16th week: Gerichtsstraße / west side of Hindenburgplatz (since 2012 called Schlossplatz)

17th week: parking space in front of central station, parking meter no. 351

18th week: Sonnenstraße, near Ritterstraße

19th week: in front of Germanistisches Institut, Johannisstraße, parking space under trees

Michael Asher

* 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA

† 2012 in Los Angeles

Michael Asher’s invitation to participate in the project section of the exhibition Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977 came from Kasper König himself, who had met the artist in Los Angeles in 1970. Asher’s proposals for Münster envisaged mobile, discreet changes at given sites, such as planting trees or excavating a tunnel. Ultimately, the artist decided to install an Eriba Familia caravan, which he parked at locations that changed on weekly basis, in and around Münster. Colourful tear-off pads in the museum foyer, together with the catalogue entry, directed visitors to the respective parking locations. In some cases, detailed sketches and descriptions regarding the various project proposals exist. The current documentation in the Skulptur Projekte Archiv provides no information however on the criteria Asher used in selecting the individual sites.

Maria Engelskirchen

Location

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 2nd week, July 11 – 18, parking space behind building of Regierungspräsident, Geisbergweg 1-3.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 3rd week, July 18 – 25, Alter Steinweg, parking space in front of brick wall with sign “Stricker”.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 4th week, July 25 – August 01, Alter Steinweg, across from Kiffe-Pavillon, parking meter no. 275 or 274.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 5th week, August 01 – 08, Hörster Friedhof / Piusallee.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 6th week, August 08 – 15, An der Kleimann-Brücke No. 17.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 7th week, August 15 – 22, Dortmund-Ems canal, Rügenufer, ca. 300 meter north of Königsberger Straße.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 8th week, August 22 – 29, Königsberger Straße 133-135.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 9th week, August 29 – September 05, near Bröderichweg 36, end of cul-de-sac of Sparkassenschule.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 10th week, September 05 – 12, end of cul-de-sac Idenbrockweg in Kinderhaus.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 11th week, September 12 – 19, Coerde-market.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 12th week, September 19 – 26, church square in Nienberge, in front of grocery store.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 13th week, September 26 – October 03, corner of Möllmannsweg / Hollandtstraße.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 14th week, October 03 – 10, Kappenberger Damm / Düesbergweg.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 15th week, October 10 – 17, woods at Jesuiterbrook, near Hünenburg.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 16th week, October 17 – 24, Gerichtsstraße / west side of Hindenburgplatz.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 17th week, October 24 – 31, parking space in front of Hauptbahnhof, parking meter no. 351.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 18th week, October 31 – November 07, Sonnenstraße, near Ritterstraße.

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster 1977,” July 03 – November 13, 1977, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 19th week, November 07 – 14, in front of Germanistisches Institut, parking space under trees.

  • Still existing / Public Collection
  • Removed
  • In the museum

Other Participation

This artist also participated in: 1987 1997 2007