Erwin Wurm - The body as the house

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil São Paulo

A very unique perspective on the transformative nature of sculpture in various forms andpossibilities.

Consumer Society
The first solo exhibition in the country of the contemporary Austrian artist who, working in widely varied media, calls into question the things and forms present in our lives. In dealing with architectural structures, everyday objects, foods, and also with the body, Erwin Wurm proposes a critical view of consumer society. His work is conceptual and interactive. With distorted and expanded forms, humor is a robust ingredient that, according to the artist, prompts people to look at things more carefully.

"I humanized the car and in a way the car became a personality, talking and reflecting what it is, and asking questions."

- Erwin Wurm

"The name is interesting, it's called "Schwedenbombe", it's a bomb, I do not even know why it's called the Swedish bomb. But I like this poetic connection between the fire and this chocolate”

- Erwin Wurm

Casa Gorda
Adorno como Oliver Hardy em The Bohemian Girl e O Fardo do Desespero

"It would be good to show from the outside, on the street, what's on the side of inside, very simple, to show on the facade what is inside the house"

- Erwin Wurm

"I call the sculptures "performative sculptures", I attacked them, or I moved them or transferred them with my body to be something else. "

- Erwin Wurm

The viewers can experience the works and thenselves in new ways. In the form of drawings or brief instructions the visitors is encouraged to become himself a work of art, a sculpture of a minute.

Esculturas de um minuto
Esculturas abstratas (Grande Beijo) - Autorretrato como pepino
O artista implorando piedade
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