Skulptur Projekte Archiv

The Skulptur Projekte Archiv is part of the museum collection and has been growing since 1977. The archive provides a unique opportunity of understanding the developments, shifts and re-evaluations of sculpture in public space through the documentation of projects that were executed, as well as those that remained unrealized, and also affords insights into the different stages of development.

The Volkswagen Foundation has been supporting the research project The Skulptur Projekte Archiv Münster. A Research Institution for Academics and the Public since the spring of 2017, enabling on-going studies of the archive. The basis of the project is a three-year collaboration between the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and the Department of Art History at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

The Skulptur Projekte Archiv is part of the museum collection and has been growing since 1977. In addition to artistic and historically relevant documents, sketches and models, it also includes documents relating to legal proceedings and administrative procedures. They form the foundation for academic research and analysis of the history of the exhibition, encompassing not only the production and reception of works of art but also curatorial and institutional decisions. The archive provides a unique opportunity of understanding the developments, shifts and re-evaluations of sculpture in public space through the documentation of projects that were executed, as well as those that remained unrealized, and also affords insights into the different stages of development.

The Volkswagen Foundation has been supporting the research project The Skulptur Projekte Archiv Münster. A Research Institution for Academics and the Public since the spring of 2017, enabling on-going studies of the archive. The basis of the project is a three-year collaboration between the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur and the Department of Art History at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. The research group working at the museum is being led by Marianne Wagner, and the one at the university by Ursula Frohne. Its goal is to make the archive accessible to both academic scholarship and the general public, as well as to present the initial research results in dissertations and a monograph on the five editions of Skulptur Projekte to date.

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Current Exhibition

Double Check. Michael Ashers Installation Münster (Caravan) '77 '87 '97 '07

Michael Asher (1943-2012) participated in all four editions of Skulptur Projekte between 1977 and 2007. Each invitation to Münster led to the artist engaging intensively with the city, the exhibition and also his own work - a "double check" at ten-year intervals, as Asher called it. The 2017 presentation from the Skulptur Projekte Archiv is placing on display historical documents, together wirh current material and an artistic interaction with Asher's contribution by photographer Alexander Rischer (*1968).

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Thursday 14 September

Symposium "Nothing Permanent"

Contact

Dr. Marianne Wagner, Leiterin Skulptur Projekte Archiv
E-Mail: marianne.wagner(at)lwl.org

Dr. Katharina Neuburger, Archivarin Skulptur Projekte Archiv
E-Mail: katharina.neuburger(at)lwl.org

Julius Lehmann, M.A., Wissenschaftlicher Volontär, Skulptur Projekte Archiv
E-Mail: julius.lehmann(at)lwl.org