From 10 June to 1 October 2017, a total of some thirty new artistic productions will be on display all over the city space of Münster, covering the spectrum between sculpture and performative art in the urban space.
The history of Skulptur Projekte Münster is closely linked with the idea of creating a public not just with but also for art. The exhibition was started in 1977 and takes place only every ten years. Its concept is very much based on the ideas of the participating artists and has remained essentially unchanged over the past decades: the curatorial team invites artists from all over the globe to explore the relationship between art, the public space, and the urban environment and develop new, site-specific works. Selected projects are realized in the urban setting and inscribe themselves in the structural, historical and societal contexts of the city. At the same time, the projects point beyond the specific place: themes related to the global present and reflections on contemporary concepts of sculpture are as much an integral part of the artistic inquiries as investigation into the basic parameters of publicness and the public realm.
Britta Peters and Kasper König will give a brief introduction into the history of the exhibition and discuss the plans for the next edition in 2017.