Doing press-ups on coffee cups, balancing on oranges, flying on a broom, everything is possible – for one minute. From 7 May to 13 July 2014, the Städel Museum is presenting the exhibition "Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures”. Within this context, the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (*1954) will be placing works from his series "One Minute Sculptures" – older ones as well as some developed especially for the Städel collection – in the Städel Garden, the Metzler Hall, and the Old Masters and Modern Art exhibition galleries. These interactive works call upon the viewers to do more than merely look at the museum artworks surrounding them, but to experience the artworks and themselves in new ways. In the form of drawings or brief written directions, the visitor is instructed and encouraged to become an artwork – a "One Minute Sculpture" – for the duration of sixty seconds. Erwin Wurm has been producing the works in this series since 1997, and documenting them photographically and on video. In addition to the living sculptures with which the visitors become a temporary part of the Städel collection, some twenty selected photographs and films from this series will be on view in the Metzler Foyer.
Curators: Dr. Martin Engler, Head of the Contemporary Art Collection; Franziska Leuthäußer, Collection of Contemporary Art
The exhibition is being realized with support from the Städel Gartengesellschaft.