Wear Me Out; Erwin Wurm at Middelheim Museum

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Wear Me Out; Erwin Wurm at Middelheim Museum

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm's surreal visions take over exquisite Antwerp open-air art gallery...

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. Okay, they’re not exactly woods — they are the exquisite grounds that make up Antwerp’s open air contemporary art gallery, Middelheim Museum — but, nevertheless, you’re in for a big surprise. For this Summer, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm‘s artworks take over this unusual gallery.

His surreal and expressive works transforming the grounds into an acid-dipped fantasy world, with local fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck collaborating on a series of ‘Performative Sculptures’, where performers will take the guise of sculptures in and around the artworks. Fascinating, fun and thoroughly engaging, even the hardiest of contemporary art naysayers would be hard pushed not to enjoy this magical collection.

Erwin Wurm

Misconceivable, 2010; Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/ Paris

Erwin Wurm

UFO, 2006; Courtesy Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels

Erwin Wurm

Big Gulp, 2009; Collection Bonem – Courtesy Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels

Erwin Wurm

VW Bus, 2006; Courtesy Lenbachhaus München

Erwin Wurm

Big Sweater, 2010; Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/ Paris

Erwin Wurm

Melting House II and Melting House III, 2010; Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg/ Paris

Erwin Wurm

Big Pumpkin, 2009; Courtesy Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels

Erwin Wurm

Performative sculptures, 2011; Courtesy the artist and Walter van Beirendonck (Braempaviljoen/Braem Pavillion/Pavillon Braem)

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