German artist Gerhard Richter told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur in Cologne on Wednesday that he wants to donate a multipart work to the city of Münster. The piece will be site-specific and will reference Foucault’s pendulum.
The eighty-five-year-old artist said that he has been visiting different sculpture projects in Münster with his friend Kasper König, the artistic director of the decennial exhibition Skulptur Projekte Münster, and will continue to do so until October. He hopes to install the artwork at the Dominican church in the Westphalian city’s old center, but first the city council must approve the donation and its location. More details regarding the gift are expected to be announced in the next few days.
To read more about the 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster, which closes on October 1, check out Harvard University professor Benjamin H. D. Buchloh’s recap of the exhibition in the September 2017 issue of Artforum.