The Sculpture Projects Muenster 2017

10 June – 1 October 2017

Every 10 years, Muenster’s urban space is transformed into a paradise for art lovers.
After the success of 2007, the next event will be from 10 June to 1 October 2017.

We are delighted to offer our hotel guests at Mövenpick Hotel Münster a very special accommodation package and menu inspirations for this occasion. More information

Kirschensäule, Thomas Schütte, 1987 © Skulptur Projekte 2017, Foto: Henning Rogge

About the event

The 2017 Sculpture Projects will transform Muenster – the bicycle capital of Germany – by decorating the city with artworks, classical sculptures and performance art by artists from around the world.

In addition to installations such as Justin Matherly’s (USA) monumental sculpture on Nietzsche’s Rock, other artworks are also being realised for the ephemeral and lively arts. Alecenadra Pirici (Romania) is composing a performance on the subject of “National Memory” for the historic Peace Hall, Michael Smith (USA) will offer a tattoo service for people over 65 years and Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria) has composed localised sound work referring to the musician Moondog, who is buried in Muenster.

Other artists that will contribute include Ei Arawaka (Japan), as well as the collaborative artistic duo "Peles Empire" consiting of Katharina Stöver (Germany) and Barbara Wolff (Romania). This international event and unique global concept is free to the public. During the past exhibition series, Muenster received approximately 500,000 visitors who discovered the city along with the intriguing works of art.

The 2017 theme is increasing digitalisation and the resulting change of publicity and privacy. The experimental sculptures are intended to stimulate our thoughts about this change. Mövenpick Hotel Münster will use this opportunity to link our meals and beverage creations to the sculptures and artists.

The Sculpture Projects Muenster 2017 is organised by the LWL-Museum of Art and Culture, and sponsored by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) and the city of Muenster.

Nicole Eisenman, Sketch for a Fountain, © Skulptur Projekte 2017, Foto: Henning Rogge