Munster Sculpture Projects Return with a Splash!

Munster Sculpture Projects Return with a Splash!

Munster, a small German town in Hessen, hosts Kasper Konig initiated Sculpture Projects every 10 years. Konig has been involved in all editions, with different curatorial teams. This year’s edition, curated with Britta Peters and Marianne Wagner, promises a thorough exploration of what public sculpture is on 21st century. Ayse Erkmen’s On Water is the highlight of the line up, where publics can cross the Fulda river walking from one side to the other on bare foot, with knee high water level instead of the actual depth. The possibility of being in the middle of the river standing triggers many connotations from poetic to political. Pierre Huyge’s After Alife Ahead, is an ambitious bio-engineered landscape inhabited by bees, water algae, human cancer cells, craps and chimera peacocks. The latter sadly was traumatized to inhabit the smashed concrete Ice Ring as its home. Beneath the surface, an ingenious logic of life patterns control and trigger the life to take its course, a Huyghe classic to evoke the forces of the invisible.
Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca’s BYE BYE DEUTSCHLAND! EINE LEBENSMELODIE, is an outstanding video installation at the Elephant Lounge that enlivens distinct eras of Schlager music at the curious setting.

Munster Sculpture Projects 2017, is an absolute destination to visit this summer, on bikes, that can be rented out anywhere in town. www.skulptur-projekte.de

About Fatos Ustek

Fatos Üstek is an independent curator and writer based in London. Üstek is curator of Art Night 2017 London, working in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and Unlimited Productions. Also currently, she is Art Fund Curator at fig-2, editor of the publication that commemorates the visual arts programme of 50 projects in 50 weeks at ICA, London. Ustek acted as associate curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea; has curated an opera in five acts at DRAF, London. Üstek is chief-juror for the Celeste Prize 2017, as well as jury for the sculpture section at the 2017 Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice. Üstek is founding member of Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); on the Block Universe Advisory Board; member of AICA UK, and ICI Alumni, and part of the Curators Network. She contributes regularly to international art magazines, publications and exhibition catalogues. www.fatosustek.com