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Born in 1954, Wurm has a career spanning three decades and is internationally renowned for his humorous works, underpinned by a fierce critique of contemporary culture. Wurm’s three-dimensional works manipulate and distort the familiar, questioning our consumer society and extending the definition of sculpture through the use of everyday objects such as wood, Styrofoam, resin, paint and textile

Art Exhibition previously on at Anna Schwartz Gallery - Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 22 February 2014 to Saturday 10 May 2014

Jogging trouser image Untitled (Desperate Philosophers) image Untitled 2010 image Jeans pink image

Published by anonymous on Monday 06 January 2014.
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“I am interested in the everyday life. All the materials that surrounded me could be useful, as well as the objects, topics involved in contemporary society. My work speaks about the whole entity of a human being: the physical, the spiritual, the psychological and the political.” (The Artist Who Swallowed the World by Hatje Cantz, 2006).

In his One Minute Sculptures Wurm provides simple drawn and written instructions detailing a specific action or method of interacting with an everyday object. Falling somewhere between ephemeral sculpture, performance and relational aesthetics, these incongruous works invite viewers themselves to become sculptures by assuming bizarre poses; actions which are then documented in photographs, drawings and videos.

Over the course of 30 years, Wurm has exhibited extensively in leading museums, galleries and biennales in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Recent solo exhibitions include Am I A House, CAC Malaga, Spain, 2012; Beauty Business, Dallas Contemporary, Texas, 2012 and Bass Museum of Art, Miami, 2011; 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; Wear Me Out, Middleheimmuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium, 2011; Narrow Mist, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2010; Liquid Reality, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2010; and The Artist Who Swallowed the World, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2008. Significant collections include the Albertina, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthaus Zurich; Musée National d’Art Moderne; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis among others.