Erwin Wurm exhibition at Akbank Sanat
and Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2009

Erwin Wurm has worked for over twenty five years on a multifaceted oeuvre that can be interpreted as a "continuous research on the concept of sculpture".
For Wurm, who is now among the most successful contemporary artists, everything can become a sculpture: actions, written or drawn instructions and even thoughts. The artist examines the threshold between the diverse layers of actions, performances and sculpture, and translates into the contemporary media world.

Wurm became known to a wider audience through his "One minute sculptures" and his "Fat sculptures". "Humour is a weapon", he once said. Erwin Wurm knows how to make use of it peaceably, but also very pointedly.
Erwin Wurm, born 1954 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. He lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria.