Art e-Facts 27


Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, creates works which liberate objects from their familiar context, giving them new meaning. Objects acquire illogical shapes and appearances, and the resulting distance created between us and the everyday raises fundamental questions about art, culture and the truths we take for granted.

Fat House (2003) is a life-size fantasy, cartoon house and forms part of the Fat series, which questions what minimum characteristics an object requires to be considered sculpture.

Truck(2005), on the other hand, takes the form of a vehicle curved up and fixed to the wall of the gallery space. Both works investigate with humour and sophistication how everyday objects can become sculpture, inviting us to reconsider the world we inhabit.