Michael Smith | Munster Sculpture Project

May 11, 2017

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce that artist Michael Smith will take part in the fifth iteration of Munster Sculpture Project. Established in 1977.


The event takes place in Munster, Germany, only once every decade. This year from June 10 to Oct. 1, Smith will set up a tattoo studio for seniors aged 65 and up. Smith said tattoos are prevalent now but were once taboo. The result is placing a theme associated with youth, such as tattoos, on a canvas associated with age, the elderly.


The Munster Sculpture Project has evolved into a meeting ground for artists to display social and political messages. This emphasis on expression has opened the door to genres of performance art outside of sculpting, such as tattoos.



Michael Smith
Munster Sculpture Project
Skulptur Projekte Münster 
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur 
Domplatz 10, D-48143 Münster, Germany

10 June - 1 October 2017


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