Michael Asher, Installation Munster (CARAVAN) 1977-2007

(CARAVAN) 1977-2007


Repeated every 10 years, the temporary exhibition features a single caravan placed in various locations throughout Münster Germany, which change week on week. The original locations from 1977 could not always be reused in each subsequent show as the city changed and evolved over time.


There is a beautiful play between the spacial and the temporal apparent in this, time inevitably changes the nature and form of a place. The caravan itself is a symbol of displacement, by nature nomadic and created distinctly for its lack of spacial permanence. Placing it in an environment external from the traditional gallery space Asher is challenging our acceptance of the enclosed heterotopia of the gallery, taking it out of itself and creating new audiences.




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