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, MISCONCEIVABLEcombines an exploration of the limits and opportunities offered by a sculpture with an absurdist humor 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
Polyester, wood, metal
10 x 710 x 226 cm

© Images Jesse Willems

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ERWIN WURM

Erwin Wurm (b. 1954 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria) lives and works in Vienna and Limberg/Austria.

Erwin Wurm's oeuvre mainly comprises sculptures, but also photography, video, performance, and drawing. Many of his works are imbued with whimsical humor that puts the every day in a new perspective. One of his most influential groups of works are his One Minute Sculptures. There he has people pose with everyday objects to question the relationship between subject and object. Wurm's "Fat" sculptures, which show petty-bourgeois status symbols such as cars or single-family homes in an obese, bloated state, are also widely known. His work has...
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