Out of Body / Out of Time / Out of Place

Out of Body / Out of Time / Out of Place

Skulptur Projekte Münster

Photo: Judith Frey.

May 28, 2016
Out of Body / Out of Time / Out of Place
A cooperation between Skulptur Projekte 2017 and Frieze d/e
Skulptur Projekte 2017: June 10–October 1
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Out of Body is the first in a series of three publications that will be released during the period running up to Skulptur Projekte 2017. The first issue is available as a supplement in frieze d/e in selected bookshops and newsagents until June 10, 2016. The series will be continued with two further issues: Out of Time, to be published in autumn 2016, and Out of Place, to be published in spring 2017.

As independent publications, Out of Body, Out of Time and Out of Place will each explore a different basic parameter concerning how sculpture and projects in public space are experienced—body, time and place. Edited by John Beeson and Britta Peters for Skulptur Projekte, the magazines will incorporate not only essays and texts by international authors but also topics generated by events organised in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts Münster.

The first issue, Out of Body, addresses questions relating to the body in this age of new economies and increasing digitalisation. How has the role of the body changed over the last few decades and how are these developments reflected in contemporary art? In her contribution “Black Box, White Cube, Public Space,” the New York art historian Claire Bishop examines various conditions underlying performance, the art form that by its very nature works with the body as its material and point of departure. A number of performance-based artists, among them Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Xavier Le Roy and Alexandra Pirici, speak about their experiences. The essay by Boaz Levin and Vera Tollmann from the Research Center for Proxy Politics examines the “body of the web” and inquires into politics in the virtual era, its mechanisms of suppression and possibilities for resistance. Jodi Dean focuses on the effectiveness of expressing political opinion in networked media.

You can download the current issue as pdf here.

Skulptur Projekte 2017
In the summer of 2017, Münster will be the venue of the Skulptur Projekte for the fifth time. The renowned major exhibition with its globally unique concept has been taking place at regular ten-year intervals since 1977. The curatorial team, presently made up of Kasper König, Britta Peters and Marianne Wagner, invites artists from many nations to investigate the relationship between art, the public realm, and the urban environment and develop new, site-specific works. Selected projects are realized in the urban space and activate its historical, architectural, social, political and aesthetic contexts. At the same time, the projects point beyond the specific place: in the current edition of the show, themes related to the global present and reflections on the concept of sculpture are as much an integral part of the artistic explorations as deliberations on the relationship between public and private space in times of increasing digitalization. From June 10 to October 1, 2017, approximately 30 new artistic concepts covering a spectrum from classical sculpture to performance art will inscribe themselves into the urban space of Münster. The international art event draws visitors from all over the world. Admission is free.

Skulptur Projekte is a cooperative project of Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) and the city of Münster. The exhibition is being organized by the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur.

Skulptur Projekte
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur
Domplatz 10
D-48143 Münster
T +49 (0) 251/5907 500 / mail [​at​] skulptur-projekte.de

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