Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 [Sculpture Projects Münster 2017]

June 10 – October 01 2017


Skulptur Projekte are firmly rooted in Münster as a public collection. The basis for the 2017 exhibition was the conviction that art in urban space can activate historical, architectural, societal, political and aesthetic contexts, and is capable of generating spaces as opposed to primarily occupying them. Many of the invited artists experimented with and explored forms of collaborative production. Re-enactments, workshops and interviews expanded their artistic works and the definition of sculpture. One key project hub was the Westfälisches Landesmuseum, renamed LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur since the museum’s new building was opened in 2014, along with others that were located some four or five kilometres from the city centre. The presence and disappearance of entities, temporary installations and performances, and the field of tension between fixedness and temporality were explored in terms of their thresholds of interaction. Thematic aspects of these subjects were also presented in the magazines Out of Body, Out of Time and Out of Place, that have been published in the run-up to this year’s exhibition. Beyond that the Skulptur Projekte Archives were launched. To support its development,  the VolkswagenStiftung funded the research project Das Skulptur Projekte Archiv Münster. Eine Forschungseinrichtung für die Wissenschaft und die Öffentlichkeit (The Skulptur Projekte Archives Münster - Research Institute for Academic and Public Research) between 2017 and 2020. The project was based on a three-year cooperation between the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and the Art History Institute of Münster University (WWU).

Kasper König (artistic director)
Britta Peters (curator)
Marianne Wagner (curator)
Imke Itzen (managing director)