Invited Artists

Pawel_Althamer | Michael_Asher | Nairy_Baghramian | Guy_Ben-Ner | Guillaume_Bijl | Martin_Boyce | Jeremy Deller | Michael_Elmgreen und Ingar_Dragset | Hans-Peter_Feldmann | Dora_Garcia | Isa_Genzken | Dominique_Gonzalez-Foerster | Tue_Greenfort | David_Hammons | Valérie_Jouve | Mike_Kelley | Suchan Kinoshita | Marko_Lehanka | Gustav_Metzger | Eva_Meyer und Eran_Schaerf | Deimantas_Narkevicius | Bruce_Nauman | Maria_Pask | Manfred_Pernice | Susan_Philipsz | Martha_Rosler | Thomas_Schütte | Andreas_Siekmann | Rosemarie_Trockel | Silke_Wagner | Mark_Wallinger | Clemens von Wedemeyer | Annette_Wehrmann | Pae_White


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Pae White

*1963 in Pasadena, California, lives and works in Los Angeles

Project: my-fi

In the historic city center of Münster, Pae White creates a romantic connection between Westphalia and California, where the artist lives. Münster’s old town becomes a part of the Camino Real – the “Royal Road” linking the former Spanish missions in California. Three carillons play the artist’s favorite love songs, such as Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon by Neil Diamond. The melodies mark the tourist route, one carillon hanging over Wilhelm Nonhoff’s World Clock on the building at Rothenburg 13, another on the Stadthausturm, and the third at Lambertikirchplatz at Alter Steinweg 3/4. Pae White’s aesthetics are akin to a friendly embrace. She encloses spaces by giving them a soundtrack made up of her favorite songs, her first love songs. Two large red bells, similar to those on the Camino Real, stand on a lawn in the Botanic Garden. These also bear traces of Pae White’s influence, for they look oddly squashed, as if someone had given them a mighty hug. Indeed, Pae White’s affection impresses itself upon things, remodeling them. For the exhibition in Münster, she has also mixed Californian fast-food culture with the art of traditional confectionary making, presenting miniature marzipan sculptures of so-called “taco trucks” in thepr window of Café Kleimann at Prinzipalmarkt 48 – the last remaining building in the old Münster style, erected in 1627. The confectioners there were commissioned by the artist to create replicas of these mobile restaurants, which park along the streets of Los Angeles and sell tacos around the clock.

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