Erwin Wurm - Traces

Erwin Wurm became a sculptor by chance. Incessantly he questions and investigates the meaning and means of expression in sculpture and object art, thereby breaking with conventions. In the radical nature of his emphatic pursuit of broadening these traditional concepts, Erwin Wurm is reminiscent of Marcel Duchamp, who declared experimental, visual thought his artistic manifesto and hence broke new ground for art.
In this respect, Erwin Wurm’s three-dimensional artworks are also freed from any conventional burden and are thus able to be the products of an entirely open experimental process of thought and creation, which manifests itself in diverse groups of works. Dust Sculptures, Clothes Sculptures, One Minute Sculptures, Photographic Sculptures, Social Sculptures, Abstract Sculptures, Video Sculptures are consciously eloquent examples that embody the artist’s creative strength and method.

Around 1990 the artist found another form of expression in performativity. When creating his performative sculptures – a term that Wurm has claimed for himself alone – he is concerned with a complex process with an admittedly guidable but hardly predictable result. As architecture shares three-dimensionality with subtractive as well as additive sculpture, it was only natural that the artist should also turn his hand to the former. Outstanding examples of architecture have been the outcome, which are simultaneously objects of everyday use. His point of departure is clay (houses modelled from clay) moulded into the respective form, which is then processed either by the artist himself or by a select group of people. This processing does not take place arbitrarily but rather purposefully, and what remains are the traces of the performative intervention. Tension arises in the dialogue between the prototype and the traces left by the shape-changing performance. The body emerges as both a material and a medium of performed actions.

Venue

21er Haus

Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Wien

Current Dates

Exact end date will be published later

All Dates

June 2017

  • Wed. 28 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Jun 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

July 2017

  • Sat. 01 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

August 2017

  • Wed. 02 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 31 Aug 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

September 2017

  • Fri. 01 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 02 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 03 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 09 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 13 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 14 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 16 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 17 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 29 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Sep 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 2017

  • Sun. 01 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Oct 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.