Life Imitates Art

I snapped this picture of ICA’s marketing guru Maureen in her cube the other day and I knew it reminded me of something brilliant.

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Of course! It’s like a “one minute sculpture” by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Fortunately we have the beautiful catalogue from his retrospective that was at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in our Lounge.

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Wurm is most famous for his “one minute sculptures” where he provides instructions for models or himself to pose with everyday objects and make an ephemeral sculpture that he documents with photography.

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The results are suprising and humorous. I am especially fond of the photographs he took at a monastery.

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The catalogue is filled with the unexpected and definitely worth checking out next time you are in our lounge.

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