Münster Notebook: An Annotated Tour of Skulptur Projekte 2017

Christian Odzuck, OFF OFD, 2017, at Andreas-Hofer-Straße 50.

It is remarkable how many Münster projects would probably be very difficult to stage in the United States because of our country’s profound love of litigation. One prime example is Christian Odzuck’s contribution, a full-scale replica of a steep staircase in the local revenue office, the Oberfinanzdirektion, that was torn down on the same site less than a year ago. Zombie-like, it has reappeared, though now it serves not as a pathway for employees but as an open-air viewing platform of a quiet stretch of the city. It charms. But be careful enjoying it after a rainstorm.