A successful idea can last a lifetime. And with Erwin Wurm, it is his One Minute Sculptures.

Having made his name with them since the 1990s, the ongoing distorted, reinvented, relevant, and playful photographed performances are now exhibited at One Minute in Taipei, as “a survey of twenty years of practice, presenting a body of work from 1996 to the present.”

Exploring in the art in everyday life and turning cynical or absurd situations into short-lived performative experiences for the wider collective, all of his selected moments’ demands gaze regardless of scale, space, nor time. He is an expert in offering a new perspective, initiating audiences to participate in “questioning our way of being and looking at the world.”

Referencing past and present contexts through performance, video, drawing, and photography, he has developed a new series distinctively for Taiwan for this exhibition. The new series of Indoor Sculptures photographs features Taiwanese’s life in “improbable or accidental postures” and shows spectators how “dancing, exercising, playing, drinking, reading and even psychological or philosophical issues could have sculptural qualities.”


One Minute in Taipei: Erwin Wurm Solo Exhibition
Curated by Jérôme Sans
April 2 to June 14, 2020
Galleries 1A, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Photo credit: TFAM

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm