Curator’s Perspective: Britta Peters and Kasper König

Kaspar Konig

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center

Skylight Room, 9th Floor
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Britta Peters and Kasper König will speak about the 2017 edition of the Skulptur Projekte Münster. König is Artistic Director and Peters is Curator of Skulptur Projekte 2017.

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.

Hosted by The Center for the Humanities and The James Gallery at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with MÜNSTER in the subject line.