Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 Announces List of Participating Artists
Nicole Eisenman, Pierre Huyghe, Hito Steyerl, and 32 other artists and groups will create new work for the public art festival this summer.
Skulptur Projekte Münster, the decennial festival founded by Klaus Bussmann and Kasper König in 1977, has announced the list of artists for its 2017 edition. 35 artists, artist duos, and collectives, including Cosima von Bonin, Nicole Eisenman, Pierre Huyghe, and Hito Steyerl, will participate in the festival, which takes place from June 10 to October 1, 2017.
The Skulptur Projekte (sculpture projects) provide a platform for commissioned artists to create works of temporary public art. This year, the artists were invited by artistic director König, freelance curator Britta Peters, and curator at the LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster, Marianne Wagner.
“Its realization at generous ten-year intervals makes the exhibition not only a special event, but also a ‘long-term study’ between the poles of art and the public sphere,” reads a statement from the Skulptur Projekte.
For the first time in its 40-year history, the exhibition will expand to the nearby city of Marl, in a two-city cooperation that will center on the exchange of sculptures, and short residencies of participating artists in each city.
The artists for 2017 come from 19 different countries. Each will be given the chance to realize a new proposal, from a traditional work of sculpture to something more performative.
See the full list of artists below.
Monika Gintersdorfer / Kurt Klaßen
Xavier Le Roy with Scarlet Yu
Bárbara Wagner / Benjamin de Búrca
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