PRINT May 1997

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Münster Sculpture Show

ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING aspects of the Münster Sculpture Show in 1987 was simply walking around, trying to find the work. Since the site-specific pieces were frequently designed to blend in with their surroundings, subtly commenting on the various public spaces of this resurrected university town (like many German cities, Münster had to be largely reconstructed after World War II), one was forced into an intimate acquaintance with the city while hunting for the art. Ten years later, this summer’s installment of “Skulptur: Projekte in Münster” promises to remake its host once again. According to curator Kaspar König, though, the show of works by sixty-five artists—the working list ranges from such influential figures as Sol LeWitt, Raymond Hains, Dan Graham, and Hans Haacke to Young Turks like Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mark Dion, Andrea Zittel, and Gabriel Orozco—almost didn’t come off at

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