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Outdoor art course in Münster, city center and parks. Free access.
See some works commissioned for the 2017 edition.



International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2017

Skulptur Projekte 2017

Münster, various locations (Germany)

10.06 - 01.10.2017




Skulptur Projekte 2017, Münster, various locations

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Cosima von Bonin + Tom Burr, Benz Bonin Burr

Cosima von Bonin works with exagerations. Her sculptures are distinguished by grotesque distorsions of scale, often in combination with an unusual choice of materials, for example fabric or plush. Collaboration with other artists is also a recurring aspect of her working method. She created her project for the courtyeard front of the museum with Tom Burr, whose works will be on view in a solo exhibition of the Westfälischer Kunstverein concurrently with The Skulptur Projekte.

Michael Dean, Tender Tender

In many of his works, Dean develops a kind of sculptural  writing in space. For the Skulptur Projekte 2017, Dean veiled the atrium with sheets of tranparent foil  ; only peepholes allow a view on his sculptures. A routing through the colonnade reconstructs the historic entrance of the old building. On the street in front of the museum, the artist uses stickers and further sculptures to address the relationship between interior and exterior.

Peles Empire, Sculpture

The women artists duo Peles Empire  (Katharine Stöver and Barbara Wolff) takes its name from Peles Castle ein Romania. Ths castle’s historicist interior decoration, whiwh reproduces styles of different periods,  forms the basis of an artistic approach that makes use of annotation, reproduction and collage. In the direct vicinity of Prinzipalmarkt Square, Peles Empire has erected a walk -in structure with a fake gable that serves as a place of encounters for artists and visitors.

Thomas Schütte, Nuclear Temple

With his figural and architectural sculptures, Thomas Schütte draw attention to inconspicuous urban squares and other forgotten spaces. In the old zoological gardens, he has placed an oxidized steel sculpture weighing several tonnes near two historical building fragments, the howl house and the weir, in th middle of a sandy area surrounded by a low wall.

Oscar Tuazon, Burn the Formwork

Tuazon’s sculptural constructions of wood, concrete or steel border an architecture. They emerge from his process of exploring the conditions of the exhibition context and the nature of temporary outdoor structures. On an abandoned industrial site on the canal he has set up a cylindrical concrete object that serves as a public freeplace, barbecue grill, outdoor heater and lookout tower.

Pierre Huyghe, After Alife Ahead

Huyghe’s large-scale installations often take the shape of holistic systems characterized by the broad spectrum of life forms they accomodate. His cultivated landscape turn out to be spaces for radical aesthetic experimentations and required extensive architectural deconstruction and alteration measures along with bio- and media-technological interventions to transform the former ice-skating ring into one of his environnments. For Münster’s Skulptur Projekte 2017, Huyghe has developed a time-based bio-technical system in a former ice rink that closed in 2016. This involved bio- and media-technological interventions and required extensive architectural de- and reconstruction. All the processes taking place within the very large hall are mutually interdependent: some of them are determined by the HeLa cell line, in a constant process of division in an incubator. Among its various effects, the cells’ growth triggers the emergence of augmented reality shapes. Variations in a Conus textile pattern change the spatial configuration: for example, the opening and shutting of a pyramid-shaped window in the ceiling of the hall. By digging into the earth, Huyghe transforms the ground into a low-level hilly landscape. In some spots, concrete and earth, layers of clay, styrofoam, gravel debris, and Ice Age sand are found as far as a few metres underground, interspersed with leftover surfaces. This space is inhabited, for instance, by algae, bacteria, beehives, and chimera peacocks. Biological life, real and symbolic architecture and landscapes, visible and invisible processes, and static and dynamic states are all fused into a precarious symbiosis.

A selection of works in previous editions : some visuals