Since 1977, when skulptur projekte münster first brought together artists from all over the world to define the relationship between art and the public, there have been great changes in the way artists engage with urban space and the public sphere, and in the way the public engages with art works. skulptur projekte münster 07, curated by Brigitte Franzen, Kasper König and Carina Plath, takes up the challenge to redefine these relationships. Thirty-five international artists will be invited to develop site-specific work in the city of Münster. Participating artists include Pawel Althamer, Francis Alÿs, Michael Asher, Guy Ben-Ner, Guillaume Bijl, Martin Boyce, Jeremy Deller, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Dora García, Isa Genzken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tue Greenfort, David Hammons, Valérie Jouve, Mike Kelley, Suchan Kinoshita, Marko Lehanka, Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, Deimantas Narkevicius, Bruce Nauman, Maria Pask, Manfred Pernice, Susan Philipsz, Martha Rosler, Thomas Schütte, Andreas Siekmann, Rosemarie Trockel, Silke Wagner, Mark Wallinger, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Annette Wehrmann and Pae White. In the run-up to the exhibition, Tate Modern presents a panel discussion with two of the curators, Kasper König and Carina Plath, James Lingwood, Director of Artangel, London, and two of the participating artists, Maria Pask and Mark Wallinger. The participants explore issues concerning the aesthetic, social and ethical aspects of art in the public space. What is the place for socially and politically engaged art and for an art that is based on participatory action? What possibilities exist today for artists to interact with and work in the public sphere? The discussion is chaired by Dr Achim Borchardt-Hume, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Tate Modern.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut London