• Erwin Wurm

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    The one-minute sculpture, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s trademark form, is as easily identifiable and digestible as a brand name. These instruction-based artworks, in which participants are asked to engage in silly and mildly humiliating acts, are eminently camera ready. Yet Wurm’s work is deceptively pop in tone—while superficially humorous, it deals with darker psychological, philosophical, and religious ideas than its outwardly lighthearted style might imply.

    Like the bulk of Wurm’s projects, his first US museum survey, “I Love My Time, I Don’t Like My Time: Recent Work by Erwin Wurm,” is both

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