January 18, 2007 - skulptur projekte muenster - announcing skulptur projekte muenster 07
January 18, 2007

announcing skulptur projekte muenster 07

skulptur projekte muenster 07
17 June-30 September 2007

Curators: Kasper König, Brigitte Franzen and Carina Plath

Muenster, Germany

skulptur projekte muenster 07 as part of the four-leaf clover of art events in summer 2007: Every ten years and since 1977 the skulptur projekte muenster invites exceptional artists from all over the world to produce new situation-specific public artworks in the city of Muenster. The exhibition parallel with the documenta in Kassel will run from 17 June to 30 September 2007.

How do todays possibilities of artists to create publicness look like in suspense of the particulars of any local space and every day life and global dynamization of space? What defines the future of public space between uncontrollable urbanistic developments and the attempts of cities and city marketing strategies for carefully spacial planning? How can we define the role of art and its relation to society within this context? What are possible forms of aesthetic and relational implications of an art that is open for participatory action?

The curators Kasper König (Director Museum Ludwig, Cologne) and Brigitte Franzen (Westfaelisches Landesmuseum, Muenster) together with Carina Plath as associate curator (Director Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster) have invited 35 international artists to examine the character of contemporary sculpture and projects in the public realm, and their power to change or influence the appearance of outdoor space. The artworks of this years edition of skulptur projekte muenster will challenge the interdependence of the arts, the city, and the public and will thus contribute to the dynamic process of engaging audiences in the cultural debate as started in 1977 and continued in 1987 and 1997. Possibly as a consequent development in public sculpture the artists will produce works that part with its traditional monumentality but that rather subtly enter niches and chinks in the urban environment where they unfold their explosive force.

In order to further advance the discussions about art in public space and to scrutinize the issue from different critical and cultural view points, skulptur projekte muenster 07 will be accompanied by a rich programme of lectures, readings, film screenings, and artist talks. skulptur projekte muenster 07 is organized by the Westfaelisches Landesmuseum, Muenster.

Participating artists:

Pawel Althamer
Francis Alÿs
Michael Asher
Guy Ben-Ner
Guillaume Bijl
Martin Boyce
Jeremy Deller
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Dora Garcia
Isa Genzken
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Tue Greenfort
David Hammons
Valérie Jouve
Mike Kelley
Suchan Kinoshita
Marko Lehanka
Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf
Deimantas Narkevicius
Bruce Nauman
Maria Pask
Manfred Pernice
Susan Philipsz
Martha Rosler
Thomas Schütte
Andreas Siekmann
Rosemarie Trockel
Silke Wagner
Mark Wallinger
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Annette Wehrmann
Pae White

The exhibition is funded by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, the City of Muenster and the land Nordrhein-Westfalen. It is supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunststiftung NRW, Provinzial, and Sparkasse Muensterland Ost. Partners are RWE Westfalen-Weser-Ems, T-Mobile, and DaimlerChrysler Collection. Individual projects are supported by Sparda-Bank Muenster, Familie Andreae-Jäckering, Ministry of the Flemish Community, Kulturstiftung Westfalen-Lippe, Stadtwerke Muenster, Association fran?aise daction artistique (AFAA), British Council, and others.

For further information please contact:

skulptur projekte muenster 07
c/o Westfaelisches Landesmuseum
Claudia Miklis, Communication Office
Domplatz 10, 48143 Muenster, Germany
Fon 49-251-59 07 309, Fax 49-251-59 07 158
mail@skulptur-projekte.de, www.skulptur-projekte.de

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