The fourth international sculpture projects muenster opens in the summer of 2007. Since 1977 this large exhibition invites artists from all over the world to create new work in the city of Muenster. The events have put Muenster on the map of world renowned addresses for contemporary art.
sculpture projects muenster 07 opens on June 16, 2007 and runs parallel with the documenta in Kassel, from June 17 to September 30, 2007. For one hundred days, the exhibition will put its stamp on the city and the region. In 1997 more than 500.000 visitors came to Muenster to see the work of artists from 25 countries. This large attendance certainly raises similar expectations for 2007.
The curators Prof. Kaspar König (Museum Ludwig, Cologne) and Dr. Brigitte Franzen (Westphalian State Museum, Muenster), and Associate Curator Dr. Carina Plath (Westphalian Art Association, Muenster) have already invited 33 artists to participate in the exhibition.
The title of the exhibition, sculpture projects, is more than just a name: as in previous years, the artists participating in the 2007 exhibition will again examine the character of contemporary sculpture, its self-positioning in as well as its capacity to change the appearance of public space. As in 1977, 1987, and 1997, sculpture projects will examine the interdependence between the arts, the city, and the public. The sculptures will be created mostly in Muenster and installed throughout the city. By incorporating the works of art, the city gradually changes its face – a dynamic process is set in motion.
The exhibition sculpture projects is primarily funded by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL), an association of regional communities, the city of Muenster, and the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia. sculpture projects muenster 07 is organized by the Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History.