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Erwin Wurm has worked for over twenty five years on a multifaceted oeuvre that can be interpreted as a “continuous research on the concept of sculpture.” For Wurm, who is now among the most successful contemporary artists, everything can become a sculpture: actions, written or drawn instructions and even thoughts. The artist examines the threshold between the diverse layers of actions, performances and sculpture, and translates into the contemporary media world. He has increasingly made videos in recent years that are being published and analysed for the first time in this book.
Wurm became known to a wider audience through his ‘One minute sculptures’ and his ‘Fat sculptures’. ‘Humour is a weapon,’ he once said. Erwin Wurm knows how to make use of it peaceably, but also very pointedly.
– Touring exhibition at important venues
– Comprehensive survey of his works to the present
– Book concept developed together with the artist; designed by Christian Boros
Born 1954 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria.
Helmut Friedel, director of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Franz Schuh, author; Stephan Berg, director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Munich (from September 2009)
Further venues: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg Vienna