January 07, 2013

Erwin Wurm - De Profundis.

While in Gothics period suffering was accepted, pain is excluded today. "Whoever grows old, witnessing his gradual physical decay and facing his unavoidable approaching end, is on his own, thrown back upon himself, and will remain so." (source: wall text from Vienna Albertina's exhibition Erwin Wurm - De Profundis)

"Erwin Wurm deals with the human body in a cross-media approach by confronting the real manifestation of the body in the 21st century with the body language of Gothic art, which results from the spirit of internalization and asceticism." (source: www.albertina.at)

Other Erwin Wurm projects on anarchitecture: