Test Site: How to Make a One Minute Sculpture

This Test Site presentation centers on Erwin Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures, a recent addition to the Henry collection. This humorous and poignant video reveals the artist and others attempting to create sculptures using their bodies and a range of commonplace things. As they hold poses and become momentary objects, their actions stir up thoughts about the sculptural and performative properties of the everyday. The work also spurs viewers to think about the potential for sculpture to be a temporally-bound, instruction-based, or performance-oriented medium.

Throughout this presentation visitors will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of participatory experiences designed to explore the concepts introduced in Wurm’s One Minute Sculptures. From interactive sculpture making and object-based movement workshops to afternoon artist residencies, visitors are encouraged to question their definition of sculpture by encountering their own unexpected relationships with everyday objects. The activities for this space will be divided into three movements;

Visitors are invited to watch the film or read more about the artist.

Create your own one-Minute sculpture using materials provided in the Test Site.

Take a moment to revisit the work on view and consider the potentiality of once active objects.

Check out henryart.org for updates on artist residencies, workshops, and other opportunities to participate!

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