Every 10 years since 1977, the German city
of Münster holds a "sculpture project." International
artists are invited to present site-specific works –
many of them commissioned especially for
the event – in numerous venues, ranging from
squares and buildings to parks and walkways,
dotted around the city.
This year, 36 artists have produced 34 projects.
Hans-Peter Feldman has introduced lights and
paintings into public toilets; Elmgreen & Dragset
have installed their 'Drama Queens,' imitating Jeff
Koons's 'Rabbit' and other works, on the stage
of a theater. Pae White has painted over
lampposts in a park.
The idea is to create a dialogue between public
space and art, and involve the participation of local
inhabitants and visiting art enthusiasts. For instance,
Isa Genzken, who represents the German Pavilion
at this year's Venice Biennale, created an installation
of multicolored parasols being held by infants
outside the cathedral, while Dominique Gonzalez-
Foerster installed an arrangement of sculptures,
apparatus and moveable white balls in a park,
encouraging a playful interaction between
the work and visitors.

June 17 through September 30, 2007
For information: LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst
und Kulturgeschichte
10 Domplatz, Münster 48143
T. +49 (0) 251 5907 309