Elmgreen & Dragset
Shirazeh Houshiary / Pip (Philip) Horne
Ann Veronica Janssens
Pascale Marthine Tayou
The third Sculpture Biennial Munsterland is conceived as a lasting community project with fifteen artists invited to realize a project in an ex-rural area.
Fifteen artists were invited to come to Warendorf County to see if they
could realize a project in an area which at first sight seems idyllic, and
almost park-like, with commercial and industrial areas organised in the
outskirts of the many small towns and along local highways. The actual
?locational identity? turned out to be much more complex and layered. This
area has created it own tradition, from its catholic non-iconoclast roots,
through a revival of sculpture boosted by the city of MÃ¼nster since the
seventies of the past century, to a joint effort to keep three dimensional
works an integral part of this region.
Eleven projects are being realized, the parallel exhibition in the Stadtmuseum Beckum shows works by all invited artists.
For the third Sculpture Biennial MÃ¼nsterland it was important to select artists who show an awareness of the role and function of art within their work. It implies a distance from the practice, a critique of and insight in context. But committment and engagement and the wish to connect and relate with the public, with society, are also important factors, where research into social or economic structures and people?s personal histories is deep and personal.
The Sculpture Biennial MÃ¼nsterland is conceived as a lasting community project. Each individual work in the rural (non-urban) space can be regarded as an addition to the concept of the MÃ¼nster sculpture shows, which have been taking place every ten years in the urban public space since 1977. The Sculpture Biennial MÃ¼nsterland 2003 in Warendorf County is the third of four 'segments' (Coesfeld County, 1999; Steinfurt County, 2001; Borken County, 2005).
List of invited Artists
Darren Almond (GB)
Katinka Bock (D)
Monica Bonvicini (I)
Jeroen Doorenweerd (NL)
Elmgreen & Dragset (DK/N)
Shirazeh Houshiary / Pip (Philip) Horne (IRAN/GB)
Ann Veronica Janssens (NL)
Niek Kemps (NL)
Mathieu Mercier (F)
Dan Peterman (USA)
Mira Schumann (D)
Simon Starling (GB)
Thomas Stricker (CH)
Apolonija Sustersic (SLO)
Pascale Marthine Tayou (CAM)
Curator: Saskia Bos
Production Manager: Barbara Bergmann
To accompany the Sculpture Biennial MÃ¼nsterland, a German-English catalogue will be published in July by modo Verlag, Freiburg: 'Skulptur Biennale MÃ¼nsterland', Contributions by Ami Barak, Mariska van den Berg, Saskia Bos, Elsbeth Brouwer, LÃ©opold Chamberlin Chendjou, Fereshteh Daftari, Martin Gesing, Martin Herbert, Ulrike Kremeier, Marie-Claire Nnana, Juliane Rebentisch, Lisette Smits, Necmi SÃ¶nmez, Andreas Spiegl, Hans Theys, Marc-Olivier Wahler. Editor: Alice Koegel; Graphic design: nowakteufelknyrim, DÃ¼sseldorf. 192 pages, 56 Illustrations
Photo: Elmgreen & Dragset, Powerless Structures
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