Epoxy resin, car paint
80 x 57 x 115 cm
7+ 3 AP
Erwin Wurm's model of the yacht "Misconceivable" is a typical example of his alienation technique, which ironizes social conventions and hierarchies and turns them into the grotesque.Formally, the work of this softly appearing ship, whose bow bends downward almost wearily in accordance with gravity, belongs to the succession of Pop Art and especially of soft sculpture, as created above all by Claes Oldenburg.
Wurm's play with proportions and materiality is evident in his absurd performances and his "Fat Cars" or "Fat Houses". The "Misconceivable" also belongs to this group, a particularly sarcastic name for a yacht whose usability is reduced to absurdity by the softening of the material.
He made this model the basis of an original-sized installation. He presented this proud yacht at various locations in typical, expectable surroundings, i.e., in harbors or along waterways. The effect of the yacht stranded on a quay wall or lock wall and then slackened, melted away, undermined all perceptual habits.
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