Friday, October 12, 2007

Erwin Wurm


"Is there a specific point where action becomes sculpture?" ~Erwin Wurm 1

The use of technology is not a fundamental element of the work of all interactive artists. One such “traditional�? artist is the Austrian sculptor, Erwin Wurm. Wurm creates interactive “sculptures�? using nothing more than instructional drawings and everyday found objects. His work demonstrates a heavy influence from the work of the conceptual and body artists of the 1960s and 70s. Wurm's “One Minute Sculptures�? continue the avant-garde tradition of questioning the very foundations of art. Like Hoberman and Lozano-Hemmer he takes on complex issues such as the definition of the medium of sculpture, and the role the audience must play in the existence of the work Wurm's sculptures simultaneously pay homage to and mocks the work of earlier artists such as Bruce Nauman and Yoko


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