Program 2018

No 59 Erwin Wurm

Austria (1954)

Narrow House

The Narrow House is a compressed version of Erwin Wurm’s childhood home, in the form of a scale model of a prefabricated house typical of Austrian suburbs whose width has been reduced to 1.38 m. In the same way, the interior and its furniture seem to have stretched as if under pressure from a vice. Worming their way from one room to the next, visitors come up against a distorted image of the world and experience daily life from an extravagant point of view. This installation echoes the exhibition at the Villa “Le Lac” Le Corbusier, built by the Swiss architect for his parents, and for which Erwin Wurm has specially designed copies of furniture adapted by his famous One Minute Sculptures (No 60).