April 24, 2007 - Skulptur Projekte Münster - Contemporary Sculpture and the Social Turn, a panel discussion
April 24, 2007

Contemporary Sculpture and the Social Turn, a panel discussion

The curators of skulptur projekte münster 07 Carina Plath, Kasper König and Brigitte Franzen riding through Münster together with their project manager Christine Litz (from left to right) Photo: Roman Mensing / skulptur projekte münster 07, 2007

Contemporary Sculpture and the Social Turn, a panel discussion
with Kasper König, James Lingwood, Maria Pask, Carina Plath, Mark Wallinger, Chair: Achim Borchardt-Hume
Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 6.30 pm

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London

Book out now: skulptur projekte muenster 07
ISBN 978-3-86560-209-1</p>

Join Kasper König and Carina Plath, the curators of the skulptur projekte muenster 07 together with Brigitte Franzen, in a discussion with two of this years participating artistis, Maria Pask and Mark Wallinger, and James Lingwood, director of Artangel. The panel will be chaired by Achim Borchardt-Hume, curator at Tate Modern.

Contemporary Sculpture and the Social Turn will take place on Wednesday, 25 April 2007, from 6.30 to 8 pm. Organized by the skulptur projekte muenster 07 in association with Tate Modern, this panel is held in the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern, Bankside, London.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. The panel discussion is supported by Goethe-Institut London.
Out Now: skulptur projekte muenster 07 Vorspann
Every ten years since 1977, the exhibition Skulptur Projekte examines the relationship between art and public space under the conditions prevailing at a given time and in light of the contemporary concept of a democratic society. Skulptur Projekte is long-term study that always reflects the current zeitgeist. Art in public space has now become a genre definition encompassing such aspects as city furnishing and marketing, tourism and image enhancement. Therefore the task of curators should be to reposition the object of investigation and the specific relationship between art and its recipients and to firmly establish it in the experimental field of reality. Thus, for the curators of skulptur projekte muenster 07 the emphasis has shifted from site-specificity to situation- and artist-specificity and to the objective of creating free space. In this sense, skulptur projekte muenster 07 is not a sequel. This years exhibition will show how current the format still is today. The goal is a truly contemporary presentation of artists approaches to public space and sculpture. How this occurs and how the participating artists come to terms with their respective objects of investigation are demonstrated in the book skulptur projekte muenster 07 Vorspann with reference to 11 selected projects for skulptur projekte muenster 07.

For all those who cannot join the panel discussion at Tate Modern and had not had the chance to go to one of the previous discussions, Vorspann is the ideal reading to get prepared for the skulptur projekte muenster 07, opening to the public on 17 June 2007. Vorspann comprises interviews with 12 artists participating in skulptur projekte münster 07, namely Guy Ben-Ner, Martin Boyce, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Marko Lehanka, Eva Meyer/Eran Schaerf, Deimantas Narkevicius, Susan Philipsz, Andreas Siekmann, Silke Wagner, Clemens von Wedemeyer, and Annette Wehrmann. The extensive conversations with the artists about their work, their questions regarding art, public and urban space as well as their individual approaches to Muenster and to the exhibition are complemented by a discussion with Kasper König, Brigitte Franzen, and Carina Plath, the curators of skulptur projekte muenster 07.
skulptur projekte muenster 07 Vorspann
Edited by Hildegund Amanshauser and Brigitte Franzen 196 pages with numerous b&w illustrations, texts in English and German
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, ISBN 978-3-86560-209-1
The book is available in all bookshops and during the exhibition at various sales points.

For further information please contact:
skulptur projekte muenster 07
c/o LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Claudia Miklis, Communication Office
Domplatz 10, 48143 Muenster, Germany
Phone 49-251-59 07 309, Fax 49-251-59 07 158
mail@skulptur-projekte.de, www.skulptur-projekte.de
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