Erwin Wurm

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Erwin Wurm (born 1954) is an Austrian artist, focussing mainly on sculptures and photography. He is known for his humorous and bizarre works. He tends to approach the human body as an object within his work. Wurm’s sarcastic, humorous view on the world and his method of working are very interesting. Also the way he uses the human body in his works are innovative.

One Minute Sculptures (late 1980’s) is an ongoing series by Erwin Wurm, in which he poses himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects. With this he tries to question the very defnition of sculpture. In line with this idea there are some interesting possibilities to create a workshop in which people have to become part of a sculpture within one minute time. This method forces people to change their view towards everyday objects like brooms, buckets or a chair, which we think is brilliant in itself. The human body as an object or a part of a sculpture instead of being a person or an entity.

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