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Exhibition : Erwin Wurm : The Philosophy of Instructions - Curator Interview






Exhibition : Erwin Wurm : The Philosophy of Instructions - Curator Interview

Date (s) of description


Artist (s)

Erwin Wurm

Curator (s)

Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1 Video

Name of main creator (s)

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Administrative or Biographical history

Erwin Wurm is an Austrian living and working in Vienna and Limberg, Austria. Since the late 1980s, he has developed an ongoing series of One Minute Sculptures, in which he poses himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects close at hand, prompting the viewer to question the very definition of sculpture. He seeks to use the unique path in creating a sculpture — a clear and fast, sometimes humorous form of expression. His works are included in prestigious collections throughout the world at the Albertina, Vienna; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; CAC Malaga, Spain; Kunsthaus Zurich; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Albright-Knox Gallery, New York, among others. The artist lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Archival history

Erwin Wurm : The Philosophy of Instructions: With the current political and social climate, it marks up the stage of transition not only links with what goes on around the SEA region but also parts of the world where the contemporaneity is constituted with a shift of systematic of thoughts at present. Whether it is neo-conservative uprising, progressive evolution, it paves the context for the exhibition to broaden beyond existing boundaries to reassess current issues at hand in their contemporaneous entirety. With the keywords such as humour, superiority, irony, mass, and contradiction are some among many, suggested to encourage new thoughts of self in relation to society. Through the sculptural works of the world famous artist, Erwin Wurm, they offer various depths of philosophy with subliminity placing audience at his central core to explore a light and humorous side yet critical state of self. The intention of the exhibition is to present the artworks of the notable artist who has long history in invstigating the possibility of art on the relative planes of self in relation to the reality in the contemporary society. Artist Erwin Wurm Curator Pichaya Aime Suphavanij

Note of Activity/ Exhibition’s Participants or Sponsors

BACC Main sponsor: Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
BACC Project sponsor: Antalis (Thailand) Limited

Scope and content

Event Date: 26 November - 26 February 2017
Location: Main Gallery, 9th floor

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Arts, Sculpture, Conservatism, Philosophy

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