Erwin Wurm, ‘Seien Sie ein Hund für eine Minute (Be a Dog for a Minute)’, 2003, 21er Haus

Collection: 21er Haus

"Flirting with Strangers: Encounters with Works from the Collection"

21er Haus, Vienna (2015 - 2016)

Donated by Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz

About Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm’s eclectic practice—incorporating sculpture, performance, photography, video, and installation—is unified by a combination of formal concerns and a sense of humor. In a sculptural series featuring works including Big Gulp Lying (2010), Wurm depicts anonymous human figures entangled in sweaters and other clothing items, creating a silhouette that is both perplexing and grotesque. Wurm also encourages viewer participation in many of his works, such as in Confessional (2003), a sculpture resembling a dog house with head-size holes on either side into which viewers are encouraged to insert their heads.

Austrian, b. 1954, Bruck an der Mur, Austria, based in Vienna and Limburg, Austria

Solo Shows on Artsy

Group Shows on Artsy

GLASSTRESS 2017, Fondazione Berengo, Venice
Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
GLASSFEVER - Contemporary Art in Glass, Fondazione Berengo, Dordrecht
Icon(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels
Christmas Sparkle, Elisabetta Cipriani, London
Little Nemo curated by_Max Hollein, Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna, Austria
DUST, Laboratoria Art & Science Space, Moscow
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