Statement by Antonia Hoerschelmann

Over the past three-plus decades, museum in progress has been weaving a fascinatingly versatile web of interlinked activities and artistic messages, making use of a wide variety of media and networks. To date, over 600 artists have made more than 1,000 individual contributions to newspapers and magazines. These multifaceted artistic statements range from small inserts to double-page single spreads or series, designed as solo or group exhibitions. This engagement by museum in progress is unique in terms of richness, quality and innovation. The contributions, in the form of multiples or independent works of art rather than reproductions, have become sought-after collectors’ items. Prominent international museums, including the MoMA in New York and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, have acquired works from these projects for their collections. It is worth visiting the museum in progress website to admire the kaleidoscope of colourful, unusual and outstanding projects and the media-specific works in them.