Image: Erwin Wurm
Museum Exhibitions

Erwin Wurm Bei Mutti

15 April—22 August 2016
Berlinische Galerie

Berlinische Galerie
Landesmuseum Für Moderne
Kunst, Fotografie Und Architektur
Alte Jakobstrasse 124–12
10969 Berlin Germany


Erwin Wurm (*1954) was invited to join the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme in 1987. His residence in the city coincided with a period of redefinition in his work. Since the late 1980s he has been exploring the boundaries between sculpture, object and performance.

A key exhibit is the Narrow House, a faithful reconstruction of his parents’ home in every detail, except that the artist has compressed it into a depth of just over a metre. By walking around the house, visitors literally experience the constrictions of provincial life. This work is accompanied by several One Minute Sculptures: instructions invite visitors to adopt unusual poses with the help of everyday objects, turning themselves briefly into a living sculpture. The third section of this exhibition, a comprehensive display of drawings by Erwin Wurm, is in itself a première.


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