One of the most important artists of his generation, Erwin Wurm is internationally recognized for his unique way of reinventing sculpture through performance, video, drawing and photography. Accompanying the exhibition One Minute Forever at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, the eponymous catalogue looks back at Wurm’s body work from 1996 to the present, and introduces significant new productions. Conceived as an introspective rather than a retrospective, it focuses on the interweaving of past and present contexts, and explores individual and collective experiences through reactivations of Wurm’s iconic performative sculptures, converging towards a unique aim: redefining and extending sculpture into a resolutely participatory and playful medium that questions our way of looking at the world.
ERWIN WURM (b.1954, Bruck an der Mur) has been questioning our understanding of sculpture for over 25 years. Expressing the banalities and constraints of our everyday life in physical deformations, his oeuvre has been widely exhibited internationally and is represented in some of the most important collections worldwide. Wurm lives and works in Vienna and Limberg.