Erwin Wurm's Hot Dog Bus presented by Public Art Fund

Transformed vintage Volkswagen Microbus turned into an overstuffed food truck serving free dogs!

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Public Art Fund is bringing artist Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus to Brooklyn Bridge Park, creating an absurd, yet approachable art experience that will encourage visitors to rethink the fundamental definitions of sculpture.

Wurm has transformed a vintage Volkswagen Microbus into a bright yellow, overstuffed food truck from which free hot dogs will be served to parkgoers on summer weekends. His choice of the hot dog hints at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and his Austrian homeland, while he considers the act of eating to be an additive sculptural process in its own right.

Hot Dog Bus was first exhibited as Curry Bus in 2015 at The Museum of Wolfsburg in Germany where it served currywurst, traditional German fast food sausages. Re-envisioned for New York City, Hot Dog Bus is the artist’s most ambitious and interactive sculpture in his series of “supersized” everyday objects and his first solo institutional exhibition in New York City.

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Erwin Wurm lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria. He regularly incorporates sculpture, performance, and installation to combine thoughtful formal concerns with a comic sense of absurdity. In 2017, Wurm represented Austria at the 57th Venice Biennale. Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized at Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany (2017); Leopold Museum, Vienna, (2017); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo (2017); Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2016); Schindler House, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2016); Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand (2016); Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Poland (2013); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2012); Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2012); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2011); Middelheimmuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium (2011); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2010); and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010). He graduated from University of Graz, Austria, in 1977, and Gestaltungslehre University of Applied Art and Academy of Fine Art, Vienna in 1982.


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