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santuary Münster

catalogue number: hdv 1997.112.1
date created: 1997
classification: installations
work type environment
medium: brickwall and plants growing inside the brickwall
dimensions: height 3 m, diameter 14 m, width of wall 0.4 m, height of sandstone coping 0.55 m
signature and inscriptions: inscribed upon the sandstone ledge on top of the wall, above each of the four openings, are writings from the 'Tsá-upanishad' (roughly translated): "om. this is perfect; that is perfect; perfect comes from perfect; take perfect from perfect and the remainder is perfect."
current repository: meadow between the northern part of the Schlossgarten and Einsteinstraße, permanent installation (owner is LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works:
comment: from the start the NABU-AG Botanik in Münster annually documents the natural development of the vegetation in the sanctuarium and has a complete list of species created
photo/scan: archive herman de vries/Roman Mensing, Münster (artdoc.de)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
exhibition catalogue Zeitgenössische Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997 [= Contemporary Sculpture. Projects in Münster 1997] Westfälisches Landesmuseum 22. Juni-28. September 1997 (Verlag Gerd Hatje : Ostfildern 1997) 430-435.
monograph herman de vries. chance and change (Thames & Hudson : London 2006) image repr. on pages 126-127.
article Arnon Ben-Dro, 'Nature in Context: A Situated Study of herman de vries’s Sanctuaries', in OBOE Journal 2, no. 1 (2021) 22-39.