Erwin Wurm, One Minute Forever, 2014 SOLD OUT
'One Minute Forever' is a dimensional extension of the artist's famous 'One Minute Sculptures' series, where the public posed in sculptural formations for short periods of time. Entitled 'One Minute Forever', Wurm's new take on the theme sees various parts of the skeleton composed with inanimate objects to curious effect.
'I had this interesting experience when I visited a famous church in Rome, with a cloister close to it. It's covered with Baroque ornaments made from human bones; of the hands, joints and shoulders, on the ceiling and on the walls. Very strange and gross,' he explains. 'But then, there were two plaques saying, "We are what you will be and we were what you are." And these were a shock. I wanted to take this [sentiment] and transform it.'
Medium: Book, HC, 74 pages; with etching.
Size book: A4 - 29.7 x 21.0 cm
Size etching: 28.3 x 20.2 cm
Edition of 100
The etching is signed, numbered and dated by the artist
These limited edition Erwin Wurm etchings are available at New Art Editions
For the 2017 Venice Biennale, Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz will represent Austria.
The two artists will present separate projects in the shared space of the Hoffmann Pavilion. Wurm, who is known for his humorous and absurdist works, has had a presence in the Biennale before: in 2011, he exhibited his installation Narrow House.