Erwin Wurm
Crap Head


Carriageworks
Crap Head
, 2014
Installation view
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In this seemingly traditional exhibition of sculptures, photographs and video works, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s interrogation of the very definition of sculpture is applied not only to human beings, but also to objects. employing a range of materials: wood, Styrofoam, aluminium, paint, bronze and textiles, and in his photographs and video works, Wurm objectifies deeply emotional and psychological conditions using situations of the body. in this anthropomorphising of the object he unsettles traditional histories and expectations, creating a sense of tension and danger. humour also permeates his oeuvre, but underpinned by a fierce critique of consumer society, complacency and contemporary culture.

The One Minute Sculptures, to be performed by gallery visitors, are short durational actions with a symbolic enduring implication. These works, although seemingly humorous, like the other images, offer a meditation on human existence.

Erwin Wurm

Architecture
, 2011
Fabric, wood
100 x 180 x 120 cm
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Erwin Wurm

City model
, 2011
Wool, wood, styrofoam
115 x 52 x 123 cm
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Erwin Wurm

House I
, 2011
Bronze, patina
52 x 109 x 90 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Jeans pink
, 2011
Bronze, paint
155 x 50 x 57 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Jogging Trouser
, 2011
Aluminium, paint
Edition of 7
105 x 74 x 40 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Untitled
, 2011
Bronze, patina
27 x 78 x 53 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Crap Head
, 2010
Bronze, gold-plated
63 x 30 x 35 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Untitled
, 2010
Aluminium, paint
146 x 50 x 12 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Untitled (Desperate Philosophers)
, 2009
Acrylic, cloth, paint
60 x 29 x 14 cm

Erwin Wurm

Untitled
, 2008
Acrylic, wood, wool
190 x 41 x 28 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Tell
, 2007-2008
Video
7 minutes 18 seconds
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Erwin Wurm

Untitled (Hamlet)
, 2007
C-print
159.1 x 126.5 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Leopoldstadt
, 2004
C-print
80 x 66 cm
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Erwin Wurm

Leopoldstadt
, 2004
C-print
80 x 66 cm
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Erwin Wurm

I Love My Time, I Don’t Like My Time
, 2003
Video
8 minutes 40 seconds
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Erwin Wurm

One Minute Sculptures
, 1997
Video
47 minutes, looped