In October, MOCAK will present the first comprehensive exhibition in Poland of the world-renowned artist Erwin Wurm.
The first comprehensive Polish exhibition of the Austrian artist (b. 1954)
We will exhibit his most-acclaimed works such as One Minute Sculptures, as well as sculptures, photographs, objects and video. Side by side with large-scale works, such as the life-sized Truck, or cucumbers cast in bronze, there will appear the man who ‘swallowed the world’. There will also be photographs from the session that the artist produced for the well-known clothes brand Palmers. The client considered the presentation too controversial and rejected it. We will also show works from the series Instructions How to Be Politically Incorrect. In turn videos will provide an ampler presentation of the themes presented at the exhibition.
What interests the artist is the mundane, which he approaches, however, in a contrary manner. Wurm’s trademark is the absurd, the surprising, the ephemeral, humour and an attempt to divert the viewer’s thought processes from the beaten track.
The part of the exhibition dedicated to the series One Minute Sculptures will be interactive. On the basis of instructions drawn up by the artist and the everyday objects that accompany them, viewers will, momentarily, become a work of art in an exhibition.