In this episode of ’74PODCAST Series “How Can We All Make it into the Future?”, Erwin Wurm talks to Beral Madra about finding the zero point of his life and the major steps throughout his career as well as how he challenges the traditional forms of the sculpture as a discipline with his One Minute Sculptures. They discuss whether the artwork has a sustainable function in implementing values of democracy, truth, and wisdom.
“When we try to look at our own reality from the perspective of absurdity and paradox, we might see more or clearer sometimes; not always but sometimes. It’s a possibility; let’s say it’s a method to twist reality around and try to shape something out of it. This is what I try to do.” – Erwin Wurm
“When I started to be interested in art, for me, it was a place to escape my reality.” – Erwin Wurm
“Art gives a password to people to find their way within this labyrinth of non-democracy, post-truth, and all these issues that are really disturbing the global life.” – Beral Madra