In 1977 the exhibition skulptur77 took place in Münster, with a complementary part of nine location-related bigger works as contemporary spots in an urban surrounding. This idea was revived in 1987 where the exhibition series Skulptur Projekte in Münster, which is acknowledged worldwide, was founded.
Burkhard Spinnen and Eva Pieper-Rapp-Frick wrote "Flagged", a history of 40 years of exhibitions in short examples for the Skulptur Projekte 2017. Using interviews, protocols and researches they show intellectual landmarks. The texts evoke an image of the beginning, the evolution, the changes and the importance of this exhibition series in a simple, but profound way.
The reader is invited into the world of an art project, which changes – at first unnoticed, but from today’s view vehemently - a town and its inhabitants and which, hence, is an example of how art effects the society.
With a foreword by Kasper König.