Erwin Wurm

One Minute Sculptures

7 May to 13 July 2014

Doing press-ups on coffee cups, balancing on oranges, flying on a broom, everything is possible – for one minute. The Städel Museum presented the exhibition “Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures”. Within this context, the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (*1954) placed 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 called 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 was instructed and encouraged to become an artwork – a “One Minute Sculpture” – for the duration of sixty seconds. In addition to the living sculptures with which the visitors became a temporary part of the Städel collection, some twenty selected photographs and films from this series were on view in the Metzler Foyer. The presentation was opened with a public lecture by the artist in the Metzler Hall at 7 pm on 6 May 2014.

Images: Erwin Wurm, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

CURATORS: Dr. Martin Engler and Franziska Leuthäußer, Städel Museum
SPONSORED BY: Städel Gartengesellschaft

Erwin Wurm in the Digital Collection