Erwin Wurm: Truck
A red truck whose rear wheels stand at the wall
As part of »The City is the Star«
19.06.2015 – 27.09.2015
Austrian sculptor, video artist, and action artist Erwin Wurm delights in deforming everyday objects. With his inflated houses, twisted cars, and his participatory »One Minute Sculptures«, he ironically questions the visual appearance of status symbols and the significance of social conventions.

For the city’s anniversary, Wurm has a bright red truck reverse up a wall of the Weinbrennerhaus. Elegantly bent upwards at the center, the Truck appears to effortlessly overcome its own weight, and to adapt itself in conformity with the shape of the representative building. Owing to its physical distortion, this utility vehicle assumes a sculptural character, while its function now becomes of secondary importance to its artistic form. The façade of the house also loses its original meaning: becoming both parking space and street for the truck, the wall serves less as a shell for the interior but more as a stage for art.
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe, Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe und Karlsruher Schieneninfrasturktur-Gesellschaft

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