TEN YEARS A CHARM
Held once every ten years, Skulptur Projekte returns with a stronger focus on performative art.
Held once every ten years, Skulptur Projekte returns with a stronger focus on performative art
Initiated by Kaus Bussmann and Kasper Konig in 1997, Skulptor Projekte is unique not only in art medium and locale, but also cycle. Held only every other ten years, the 2017 edition will combine sculptures, performative arts and a short literary residency programme to question the relationship between man and the urban environment, with focus on the impact that globalisation and digitalisation has had on this relationship. Thirty new artistic presentations will be installed at the LWLMuseum fur Kunst and Kultur, and around the cities of Münster and nearby Marl. While Ayşe Erkmen attempts to connect the two sides of the town harbour by building a footbridge just below the water’s surface, Alexandra Pirci, inspired from the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, turns performers into ‘living seach engines’ to question the disengagement of the physical body from a digital world. Inspired by Münster’s post-war reconstruction of building facades, The Peles Empire will construct a walk-in sculpture across the road from Aegidiimarkt.