Ins and Outs

July 2011

Wurm plus Van Beirendonck

These two characters of note, the artist and the fashion designer, share a distinctly similar approach when it comes to creating, hinging primarily on distortion. Whether applied purely to fashion, as in the case of Walter Van Beirendonck, or to every kind of physical form, as per Erwin Wurm’s artworks, elements of playful deformation are involved. By collaborating on Wurm’s latest project, this extravagant tendency has been given wings.
Walter Van Beirendonck and Erwin Wurm’s Performative Sculptures, photo © Jan Van Der Perre, Gazet Van Antwerpen
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