Erwin Wurm: One Minute Forever
Maja Kolaric, Jérôme Sans
Novi Beograd & Hatje Cantz, 2022
Vienna-based artist Erwin Wurm (born 1954) is internationally known for recasting sculpture through the prisms of performance, video, drawing and photography. This volume showcases a selection of works from the artist’s oeuvre, spanning from 1993 to the present day, that demonstrate the artist’s decades-long commitment to twisting sculpture into a resolutely participative and playful medium. The selection includes several photographs from Wurm’s ongoing series One Minute Sculptures (1988–present)—in which he captures participants holding an unconventional pose for 60 seconds—as well as other iconic works, including Narrow House (2011), Fat Car (2001–04) and Fat House (2003). One Minute Forever also displays the artist’s new series of performative sculptures, clay models of the most important Yugoslav modernist buildings in Belgrade, created in honor of the catalog’s accompanying exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.