ERWIN WURM | MISCONCEIVABLE

MIDDLEHEIMMUSEUM, ANTWERP, BELGIUM
PERMANENT INSTALLATION SINCE 2007

This is a characteristic Erwin Wurm piece in which a familiar form deviates subtly from reality. As the title indicates, this piece causes doubt and a sense of uncertainty in the observer: it is Misconceivable, open to misunderstanding.

As with other sculptures by Wurm, Misconceivable combines an exploration of the limits and opportunities offered by sculpture with an absurdist humour and an unpleasant undertone of impotence. The location of the boat ensures that it will be an important landmark for the museum. The monumental work is a striking landmark at the main entrance to the art park on the Middelheimlaan.

Misconceivable, 2007
10 x 7,10 x 2,26 m
Polyester, wood, metal

© Images Jesse Willems