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“The idiot II” (2003) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/16/2017

'Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures' and the involuntary, inadvertent, unpredictable and idiotic

“In a context in which even shared languages seem to have abrogated their responsibility for communication,” Simon Baker writes in Hatje Cantz’s wonderful new 400 page collection of Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures, 1996–2017, “meaning itself seems in a terminal process of contraction, and truth has become fugitive, it is precisely at this moment and in these conditions that the involuntary, the inadvertent, the unpredictable, and even the idiotic come into their own. Rather than engaging directly with a disputed and disputable account of a subject that refuses to settle down, Wurm’s work invites us into its monumental trajectory simply by offering us safe passage from A to B.” Featured image is “The idiot II” (2003).

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures 1996–2017

Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures 1996–2017

Hatje Cantz
Slip, clth, 9 x 12 in. / 400 pgs / 350 color.





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