Erwin Wurm is best known for his sustained explorations of the material and conceptual boundaries of sculptural form. Over the last two decades, Wurm has also explored clothing as a sculptural theme – as a second skin, protective shell, outline, or the filling out of volume – in works such as his large-scale installations where fixed architectural components are dressed in knitted pullovers. He has also focused on the notion of time in his complex multi-disciplinary work: from the shortest-lived pieces, the „dust sculptures“, to the performative One-Minute Sculptures.
Wurm has twice participated in the Venice Biennale. At the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, he exhibited his installation Narrow House in the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti as part of the collaborative event Glasstress, and he returned to Venice for the 57th Biennale in 2017, where he represented Austria.
Currently a series of new photographs and his famous One-Minute Sculptures are on display at the Taipei Fine Art Museum in Taiwan. For additional information please click HERE.
With The Serious Life of a Ridiculous Man KÖNIG GALERIE presented Erwin Wurm’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. It was also the artist’s first solo presentation in Berlin since Bei Mutti at Berlinische Galerie in 2016.