Archive: Erwin Wurm
Politically incorrect on purpose – Humans in awkward poses

Politically incorrect on purpose – Humans in awkward poses

Erwin Wurm [Austria] (b 1954) _ _Pee on someone's rug_, 2003. Instructions on how to be politically incorrect. c-print (126 x 160 cm). Cropped

Erwin Wurm - Instructions on how to be politically incorrect, Spit in Someone's Soup, 2003
Erwin Wurm – Instructions on how to be politically incorrect, Spit in Someone’s Soup, 2003

Introduction

Erwin Wurm is certainly one of Austria’s and the world’s most recognizable artists. Using social taboos and absurd scenarios to create his thought-provoking work, Wurm’s art installations have broken boundaries and changed the way that people approach and view art in a contemporary society.

Through his installations, Wurm comments on modern society and critiques it through his curious point of view of the world that has catapulted him to global fame and success. Throughout his career, Wurm’s transient performative one minute sculptures which he often photographs before exhibiting have combined both humor and basic criticisms, which has paved the way for innumerable explanations and interpretations from audiences.

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New project: Public art project with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art

New project: Public art project with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art

Fairy Tales poster

Fairy Tales is the third edition of the traveling exhibition Utopian Days and presents video works of 25 artists and collectives. It’s held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan, the country’s first museum to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art from April 25 to June 14, 2015.

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Looking at these cars will make you laugh

Looking at these cars will make you laugh

Erwin Wurm - Fat Convertible, 2005
Erwin WurmFat Car Convertible (Porsche) , 2005

Erwin Wurm, one of Austria’s most important and internationally famous sculptors, has been preoccupied with expanding the concept of sculpture since the 1980s. Wurm is primarily a sculptor, and traditional sculptural concerns such as the relationship between object and pedestal, the function of gravity, the fixing of form, and the manipulation of volume, play through all his work.

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Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures are refreshing

Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures are refreshing

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Erwin WurmOne Minute Sculpture, Freud’s rectification (Philosophy digestion)

Since the late 1990s Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm is working on his on-going One Minute Sculpture series in which he or others pose with everyday objects, often within an art space.

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