Work as site. On the Emergence of Communicative Spaces, November 29, 2018 - September 29, 2019

Photo: LWL / Christoph Steinweg

Mock-up. Models from the Skulptur Projekte Archives, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, June - October 2017

Photo: Glaskasten Marl / Arendt

Double Check. Michael Asher's Installation Münster (Caravan), March 2017 - March 2018

Photograph: LWL / Hanna Neander

Double Check. Michael Asher's Installation Münster (Caravan), March 2017 - March 2018

Photo: LWL / Hanna Neander

Autonomous and profane. Skulptur Projekte on church-terrain, March 2016 - March 2017

Photo: LWL / Hanna Neander

Installation view 2017. Photo: Hubertus Huvermann

George Brecht
Three VOID-Stones

Second location

Installation view 2017. Photo: Hubertus Huvermann

George Brecht
Three VOID-Stones

third location

Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Scott Burton
Pair of Park Benches. Designed for Münster in 1986

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Scott Burton
Sandstone furniture (a set of prototypes). Designed 1986–87

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Installation view 1987 © Zabalaga-Leku / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Eduardo Chillida
Monumento a la Tolerancia / Homenaje a Luca Pacioli [Monument to Tolerance / Homage to Luca Pacioli, models]

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Installation view 1987 © Courtesy Richard Deacon. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Richard Deacon
Like a Snail (A)

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Installation view 1987. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Luciano Fabro
Demetra [Demeter]

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Installation view 1987 © Peter Fischli, David Weiß, Zürich 2017. Couretsy: Sprüth Magers, Matthew Marks Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Peter Fischli / David Weiss
Haus [House]

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Isa Genzken
ABC

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Installation view 2017. © Dan Graham. Photo: LWL / Hanna Neander

Dan Graham
Oktogon für Münster [Octagon for Münster]

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Dummy after: Friedrich Hildebrand, Die Gattung Cyclamen L., Jena 1898 (frontispiece)

Rodney Graham
Cyclamen

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Wir richten uns ein I [Making oursevelves at home I] / Installation view 2007 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL

Georg Herold
Wir richten uns ein I und II [Making ourselves at home I and II]

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Shirazeh Houshiary
Temple of Dawn

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Sol LeWitt
White Pyramid

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Sol LeWitt
Black Form – Dedicated to the Missing Jews

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Installation view 1987 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Mario Merz
Die optische Ebene [The Optical Level]

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Route of audio tour in downtown Münster. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de / Vermessungs- und Katasteramt, Münster (Hubert Mischke

Janet Cardiff
Walk Münster

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Route of audio tour in downtown Münster. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de / Vermessungs- und Katasteramt, Münster (Hubert Mischke

Janet Cardiff
Walk Münster

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

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 2nd week, June 15 – 22, parking space behind building of Regierungspräsident, Geisbergweg 1-3.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 3rd week, June 22 – 29, Alter Steinweg, parking space in front of brick wall with sign “Stricker”.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 4th week, June 29 – July 06, Alter Steinweg, across from Kiffe-Pavillon, parking meter no. 2200.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 5th week, July 06 – 13, Hörster Friedhof / Piusallee.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 6th week, July 13 – 20, An der Kleimann-Brücke No. 17.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 7th week, July 20 – 27, Dortmund-Ems canal, Rügenufer, ca. 300 meter north of Königsberger Straße.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 8th week, July 27 – August 03, Königsberger Straße 133-135.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 9th week, August 03 – 10, near Bröderichweg 36 / Prothmannstraße 16.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 10th week, August 10 – 17, end of cul-de-sac Idenbrockweg in Kinderhaus.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 11th week, August 17 – 24, Coerde-market.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 12th week, August 24 – 31, church square in Nienberge, in front of bakery.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 13th week, August 31 – September 07, corner of Möllmannsweg / Hollandtstraße.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 14th week, September 07 – 14, Kappenberger Damm / Düesbergweg.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 15th week, September 14 – 21, woods at Jesuiterbrook, near Hünenburg.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 16th week, September 21 – 28, Gerichtsstraße / west side of Hindenburgplatz.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 17th week, September 28 – October 05, parking space in front of Hauptbahnhof, parking meter no. 1328.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 08 – 15, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, West Germany, “Skulptur Projekte in Münster 1987,” June 14 – October 04, 1987, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 2nd week, June 30 – July 07, parking space behind building of Regierungspräsident, Geisbergweg 1-3.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 4th week, July 14 – 21, Alter Steinweg, across from Kiffe-Pavillon, parking meter no. 2560.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 5th week, July 21 – 28, Hörster Friedhof / Piusallee.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 6th week, July 28 – August 04, An der Kleimann-Brücke No. 50.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 7th week, August 04 – 11, Dortmund-Ems canal, Rügenufer, ca. 300 meter north of Königsberger Straße.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 8th week, August 11 – 18, Königsberger Straße 133-135.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 9th week, August 18 – 25, end of Prothmannstraße.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 10th week, August 25 – September 01, Paula-Wilken-Stiege 3+5.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 11th week, September 01 – 08, Coerde-market.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 12th week, September 08 – 15, church square in Nienberge, in front of no. 6.

Michael Asher, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 23 – 30, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997,” June 22 – September 28, 1997, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 13th week, September 15 – 22, corner of Möllmannsweg / Hollandtstraße.

Installation view 1987 © Courtesy Richard Deacon. Photo: LWL / Rudolf Wakonigg

Richard Deacon
Like a Snail (B)

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 2nd week, June 25 – July 01, courtyard of Bezirksregierung, Geisbergweg 1-3, behind the blue paper press.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 4th week, July 09 – 15, Alter Steinweg, across from Kiffe-Pavillon.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 5th week, July 16 – 22, Hörster Friedhof / Piusallee, park space no. 4 after Piusallee.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 6th week, July 23 – 29, An der Kleimann-Brücke No. 50.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 8th week, August 06 – 12, Königsberger Straße 133-135.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 10th week, August 20 – 26, Paula-Wilken-Stiege 3+5.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 12th week, September 03 – 09, church square in Nienberge, in front of no.6.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 13th week, September 10 – 16, corner of Möllmannsweg 7 / Hollandtstraße.

Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

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Michael Asher, LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations. Parking position, 1st week, June 16 – 24, Siegelkammer and Pferdegasse. Photograph by LWL / Roman Mensing, www.artdoc.de. © Michael Asher Foundation

Michael Asher
LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, “skulptur projekte münster 07,” June 17 – September 30, 2007, trailer in various locations.

Parking position, 15th week, September 24 – 30, Jesuiterbrook, across from Hünenburg No. 99.

Installation view 2007 © Pae White / Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

Pae White
my-fi

my-fi

Installation view 2007 © Pae White / Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. Photo: Roman Mensing / artdoc.de

Pae White
my-fi

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Installation view 2017, photograph: Henning Rogge

Andreas Bunte
Laboratory Life

Andreas Bunte, Laboratory Life, 2017

Installation view 2017, photograph: Henning Rogge

Andreas Bunte
Laboratory Life

Andreas Bunte, Laboratory Life, 2017

Installation view 2017, photograph: Henning Rogge

Sany (Samuel Nyholm)
Marginal Frieze

Sany, Marginal Frieze, 2017

Installation view 2017, photograph: Henning Rogge

Sany (Samuel Nyholm)
Marginal Frieze

Sany, Marginal Frieze, 2017

On view

Ludger Gerdes (1954-2008), Ship for Münster, ink on transparent paper, 1987, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Work as site. On the Emergence of Communicative Spaces

November 29. 2018 - October 2019

The location of a work is more than just the mere site of its installation or a dot on a map of the city. Artistic works transform their spatial surroundings and create places of their own. Situational spaces and passages come about, venues for assembly and interaction, refuges, heterotopies. With the aid of selected works from the history of the Skulptur Projekte, the archive presentation investigates the emergence of communicative spaces and the reciprocal relationship between the work and its location.

The exhibition comprises extensive documentation and archival material such as concepts, letters, drafts, drawings, historical photographs, and film footage.

Selected Artists:

Dennis Adams
Siah Armajani
George Brecht
Nicole Eisenman
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Fischli / Weiss
Ludger Gerdes
Dan Graham
Bert Theis
herman de vries 

 

Installation view of Works by Alexander Rischer during the exhibition Double Check. Photograph: LWL / Hanna Neander

Double Check. Michael Asher's Installation Münster (Caravan)

March 2017 - March 2018

Michael Asher (1943–2012) participated in all four editions of Skulptur Projekte between 1977 and 2007. With each invitation to Münster his response was to engage in an intensive artistic interaction with the city, the exhibition and his own work: a “double check” at ten-year intervals, as Asher called it. The 2017 presentation from the Skulptur Projekte Archives’ shows historical documents and contemporary material as well as the artistic dialogue with Asher’s contributions by the photographer Alexander Rischer (*1968). For his series Münster. 19 Orte (Münster. 19 sites) from 2016 Rischer revisited the caravan’s respective locations in Asher’s project with an inquiring gaze. The result was a series of 19 photographs that not only examines the changes and particularities of these urban settings but also reflects on the Caravan project from a personal perspective.

In 1977 Asher was invited for the first time to take part with a project in Skulptur Ausstellung in Münster. He started by making a number of proposals such as planting trees or digging a tunnel, before deciding on installing a caravan, model: Hymer – Eriba Familia. Each week he parked it in a different location in and around Münster. Colourful paper stubs available in the museum foyer and his catalogue entry gave information on where the caravan was parked at any particular time.

In 1987, Skulptur Projekte was held for a second time. In response to being invited again, Asher once more submitted several proposals in the run-up to the exhibition. But he was particularly attracted by the possibility of re-installing his previous caravan work. For him, a crucial precondition for doing this was to hire exactly the same model of vehicle as the one in 1977, which he then intended to park in the same spots as he had done ten years earlier. If logistical reasons now proscribed using the same location the caravan was parked in a garage for that week.

From 1997 onwards, the caravan installation developed wide-reaching critical potential. By repeating the project yet again Asher was subverting the mechanisms of the art market system. The archives’ documents reveal to an increasing degree the difficulties and administrative effort incurred by his implementation of this work since in the meantime the caravan had become a vintage model.

The fourth edition of Skulptur Projekte in 2007 was marked by a generational shift. Together with Kasper König, the curatorial team was made up of Brigitte Franzen and Carina Plath. After it was decided that the caravan project should be carried out a fourth time, the documentation from the previous three editions served as a working basis for the project’s preparations. Due to insufficient exhibition permits and a reduced exhibition duration the caravan was now presented only rarely in public space, whereas the photographic documentation took up a considerable part of the exhibition catalogue. Its juxtaposed photographs revealed, in particular, how much the respective locations had changed over a period of three decades.

 

Installation view, Mock-up, LWL / Hanna Neander

Mock-Up - The Hot Wire, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl

June 10 – October 01, 2017

Installation view, Autonomous and profane. Skulptur Projekte on the church’s terrain, March 2016 - March 2017. Photograph: LWL / Hanna Neander

Autonomous and profane. Skulptur Projekte on church-terrain

March 2016 - March 2017

With its exhibition Autonomous and profane. Skulptur Projekte on the terrain of the church the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster is launching a new serial exhibition format for the Skulptur Projekte Archives. This exhibition series will focus on individual artistic standpoints and examine them in detail in relation to an underlying thematic thread. The emphasis of the first exhibition lies on four projects with a critical approach to the church or symbols and sites linked to it. In this respect the church can serve as an architectural background and venue as well as the direct subject of artistic scrutiny.
One standpoint examined in this first exhibition is Katharina Fritsch’s Madonna from 1987. Fritsch placed her yellow reproduction of an effigy of the Our Lady of Lourdes in Salzstrasse, Münster’s main shopping street, between Karstadt department store and Dominican Church. The provocative choice of location between a department store and a church challenged the instrumentalisation of religious faith for commerce and kitsch. Both the course of the Madonna exhibition and the damage done to the figure are vividly documented with visual material, correspondence, filed memoranda and a series of newspaper articles. Furthermore a four-minute film from the LWL-Medienzentrum für Westfalen will be screened, in particular showing the response of passers-by to the work.
In another standpoint, the exhibition considers Lothar Baumgarten’s Das gestürzte Kreuz / Drei Irrlichter (The Fallen Crucifix / Three Will-’o-the-Wisps) from 1987. Baumgarten’s project proposals centred on the period of Anabaptist Reformation. Inspired by the iconoclasm of 1534 he developed the proposal for Das gestürzte Kreuz for Überwasserkirche. But the church rejected his idea of constructing an abstract crucifix on the roof using dark tiles that would stand out against its surface. Baumgarten’s second proposal, however, was realised. Under the title Drei Irrlichter he installed three light bulbs inside the cages that are still attached to Lamberti Church. Photographs, sketches and plans for both project proposals are now on public display for the first time.
For Skulptur Projekte 1997 Ayşe Erkmen developed altogether four proposals, all of which involved Münster Cathedral. The focus of all four was on the cathedral’s west wing. After the first three had been rejected the fourth proposal, Sculptures on Air, found approval since it did not seek to use the grounds of the cathedral but the airspace above it.
A helicopter was used to fly sculptures in turns from the collection of the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and bring them face to face with Münster Cathedral. Draft designs and computer simulations relating to the project will be shown, offering a survey of Erkman’s proposals, as well as photographs of the flying sculptures and correspondence about the project’s development.
The fourth standpoint shown in the exhibition is Isa Genzken’s contribution Ohne Titel (Untitled) for Skulptur Projekte 2007. For her project the artist chose the forecourt of Überwasserkirche, one of Münster’s oldest churches. Flanking the south façade she installed a series of objects which at first sight brought to mind children’s playtime and happy holidays. Yet what looked like a haphazard arrangement proved on closer inspection to be a metaphor for social injustice. Furthermore, especially in the light of the current refugee problem and in conjunction with the question of the right to asylum, Genzken’s exploration of power relations and spheres of influence between church, state and, is acutely topical. The project is documented with photographic material, including shots taken in Isa Genzken’s studio and brief accompanying notes by the artist. A precise selection of archival papers and documents illustrates the work’s intention and message.
In addition, on the first floor of the atrium the exhibition presents a recent interview with Father Thomas Frings who works in Münster. The interview spells out the church’s fundamental approach to art on its own terrain, also discussing specific artistic standpoints. Moreover, the exhibition includes a display of catalogues from all previous Skulptur Projekte exhibitions in Münster.