House Attack

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House Attack by Erwin Wurm (2006)

quote11.jpgThe idea for House Attack emerged while planning the MUMOK retrospective. House Attack is a single-family house that crashes into the roof of the museum, a house like one that might be built at Blaue Laguene (Blue Lagoon), a prefab housing development in southern Vienna. A symbol for conservative, small-minded longings, the single-family house collides into the museum as an temple to the muses, and the museum itself now also becomes part of the sculpture. House Attack confuses our perception of art and everyday reality and in its striking appearance and humorous, dramatic staging of the banal is a perfect example of current developments in the artist’s work.

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www.MUMOK.at Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien 

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