Britta Peters: Skulptur Projekte Münster

28/2 2017 7 pm

Moderation: Nicolaus Schafhausen

The experience of sculpture outside institutional spaces of art is tied to the experience of time, body and place. However, our present time, which is characterized by digitalization and the effects of globalization, radically redefines these coordinates. What does this mean for art and the public space in which it is presented?

Britta Peters is the curator of Skulptur Projekte Münster, an international exhibition of sculptures and plastic art, which has been held every ten years since 1977 in Münster in Westphalia, Germany. The current edition includes reflections on contemporary concepts of sculpture as well as questions about the relationship between public and private space in times of increasing digitalization. Thirty new artistic positions will be featured from June to October 2017, ranging from classical sculpture to performance art.

The lecture is part of a series of talks that will be held under the motto art history today. Art history is based on the assumption that scholarly reception and interpretation as such constitute activities tied to their historical context. Therefore, to look at visual art from a current point of view inevitably entails the superimposition of a contemporary perspective on a historical practice. The series of talks attempts to radicalize this view: What interests us today and why?

Admission EUR 2