Erwin Wurm: Skins
With the four-meter-high artwork Tor (Skins) by Erwin Wurm, the fifth outdoor sculpture is on view in front of the PalaisPopulaire, Unter den Linden, Berlin.
Wurm’s work, almost four meters high, looks like a suit bag or skin from which the body has been sucked out. The filigree, fragile-looking sculptures consist of partial casts of living models who bend over, lift, and hold objects.
The artist's relationship to his models is crucial here. In the case of Skins, they include Michael, the artist's son, and the actor and artist Lars Eidinger, with whom Wurm has worked closely for a long time.