photos: Henning Rogge . + Skulptur Projekte
For Skulptur Projekte 2017, Arakawa has staged a light and sound show on the south-western end of Lake Aa. He has personally grouped seven pixelated LED panels he assembled himself on the grassy space. Paintings by Jutta Koether, Amy Sillman, Nikolas Gambaroff, Gustave Courbet, Joan Mitchell, Atsuko Tanaka, and Reena Spaulings serve as source material for these panels. Situated adjacent to Haus Kump—one of the oldest settlements in Münster and the seat of the Academy of Design and Crafts under the aegis of the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades—these illuminated pictures accompanied by sound are arranged like an audiovisual choir in the landscape. As is often the case in Arakawa’s work, painting is endowed with a performative potential.