Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm (AT), b. 1954 Bruck an der Mur/Styria, Austria; lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria.

He devotes himself to the encyclopedic enlargement of the concept of sculptures. He has been evolving ONE MINUTE SCULPTURES since 1988 where he deals with the connection between sculpture and everyday life, the border between sculpture and action, time and duration, as well as the reproduction of sculpture and its interaction with the public. They are characterized by their wit, irony, grotesque humor and subtle tensions, and represent succinctly drawn instructions for changing protagonists to utilize a number of different utensils in the creation of temporary sculpture.