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Deformed head like sculpture with ears glazed in white and pink sitting on fabric covered box, on cover of 'Erwin Wurm, Dissolution', by Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

Erwin Wurm


Edited by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein
Edited by Rainald Franz
Edited by Bärbel Vischer


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  • The newest series of works by renowned artist Erwin Wurm
  • First book about Wurm's ceramic oeuvre
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Gestural sculptures formed in ceramics are the focus of Erwin Wurm: Dissolution. Wurm’s anthropomorphic ceramic sculptures, their forms oscillating between the ephemeral and the physical, are characterised by performative gestures. They affirm the inherent plasticity of the material clay, recalling the potency of bozzetti, in which artists from the Renaissance onwards were able to give direct expression to their innermost creative ideas. In Dissolution (2018–2020), Wurm sets out in search of a creative process that cannot be completely controlled. “Dissolution” has connotations of disintegration, decay, decomposition, and vanishing boundaries. The sculptures — with their protruding fingers, hands, lips, mouths, breasts, bellies, noses, and ears — force their way out of a clay mass.

Text in English and German.

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Arnoldsche Art Publishers
3rd Sep 2021
Paperback / softback
UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East, China non-exclusive
250 mm x 200 mm
64 Pages
27 color
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