Skulptur Projekte Münster: an unofficial user’s guide

How to take on the once-a-decade sculpture show

By Sam Korman

Oscar Tuazon, Burn the Formwork, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge John Knight, John Knight, A Work in situ, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Ludger Gerdes, Angst, 1989, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Hanna Neander Cosima von Bonin and Tom Burr, Benz Bonin Burr, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Aram Bartholl, 3V, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Nairy Baghramian, Beliebte Stellen / Privileged Points, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Bárbara Wagner und Benjamin de Burca, Bye Bye Deutschland! A Living Melody. © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Ei Arakawa, Harsh Citation, Harsh Pastoral, Harsh Münster, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Jeremy Deller, Speak to the Earth and It Will Tell You (2007–2017), © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Ayşe Erkmen, On Water, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument — The Stone, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Pierre Huyghe, After ALife Ahead, Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Ola Rindal Alexandra Pirici, Leaking Territories, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator (working title), © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Michael Smith, Not Quite Under_Ground, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge Koki Tanaka, Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown, © Skulptur Projekte 2017. Photo: Henning Rogge

Skulptur Projekte Münster, Germany’s just-opened, decennial show of public sculpture, makes no pretence at a theme. ArtReview sent associate editor Sam Korman to review it, but as he visited, Korman noticed that, in many cases, visitors and locals alike merely took photos of the works, and moved on. Korman thought that a review wasn’t the most useful resource for people who want to attend Skulptur Projekte or reflect on their experience. So instead, he wrote this unofficial ‘user’s guide’... Day 1 Stop…

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