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Erwin Wurm: Interpretation



Erwin Wurm: <EM>Interpretation</EM>
Erwin Wurm: Interpretation
Erwin Wurm: Interpretation
LITHUANIA
VILNIUS  •  Galerija VARTAI  •  Ongoing
 

Entitled Interpretatioin, this is Erwin Wurm's second solo show at Vartai. It is curated by the Vienna-based curator Amer Abbas.

Wurm (born 1954) replaces his dust sculptures with 'human sculptures', limited to one minute in duration. From now on, sculpture learns to blush as if standing naked in front of interpretation. Targeting narrow-minded academicism, the artist nevertheless allowed his sculptures to mockingly waylay us.

Viewers, who can insert themselves in a work at any moment, experiences a profound psychological effect. First of all, this affects the individuals who using their minutes voluntarily shape a figure outside of their habitual mode of conduct. They become a part of the work and its particularity. This interplay between alienation and ephemeral ''self-transgressive' identity informs the whole of Erwin Wurm's oeuvre.

The 'one-minute sculptures' on outdoor billboards are perceived not as a mediated intervention into public space, but rather as a 'life act', a narration, a new structuring of the 'incidental'. The invisible magical staging becomes a part of our present and creates a 'stage'.



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Contact: Galerija VARTAI
Vilniaus g. 39
LT-01119 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: 370 5 212 2949

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