With more than 400 drawings, videos, photographs, and sculptures, the Erwin Wurm retrospective at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Germany shows the most expansive show of the artist’s work to date. “Particularly for the Deichtorhallen Erwin Wurm created a spectacular new work, which resumes to the Viennese work of 2006 “House Attack”: The world 9 x 5 x 5 m of a large single family house is elevated from the fishing rods and stands upside down in the Deichtorhallen. Erwin Wurm is a presentation made in collaboration with MUMOK, Vienna and the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. The artist’s book Erwin Wurm: The Artist Who Swallowed the World, published in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Aachen by Hatje Cantz Verlag, will appear in English with comments by the artist and an essay by the philosopher Robert Pfaller.” (PR Deichtorhallen) Erwin Wurm: The ridiculous live of a serious man. The serious live of a ridiculous man. (Das lächerliche Leben eines ernsten Mannes. Das ernste Leben eines lächerlichen Mannes) (April 27 – September 2, 2007). Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, July 25, 2007. Part 1/2.
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PS: Upcoming exhibitions at Deichtorhallen Hamburg: Arnulf Rainer / Dieter Roth (06.09.2007 – 06.01.2008); American Beauties: Art Club 2000, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, David Hockney, Lisette Model, Karl Struss, Wim Wenders (10.10.2007 – 06.01.2008); Georg Baselitz: Die Russenbilder (16.11.2007 – 03.02.2008).