2013 Future Curators Spotlight
Get to know the Albright-Knox’s 2013 Future Curators through the works in the Gallery’s Collection that inspire them.
Erwin Wurm’s Jakob/Big Psycho VII, 2010
I find Jakob/Big Psycho VII inspirational because it is so simple is design, yet it leaves so many questions unanswered. How did this person get into a sweater that way, and how on earth is he going to get out? What kind of day or lifestyle is he having that has led him into such a tricky mess? And is he feeling panicked, frustrated, maybe even defeated? Even though he’s the “psycho,” wondering what the answers to these questions might be could drive anybody insane. And, if not, at least it has intriguing shape and enamoring colors. I personally like to think that Jakob is carefully evaluating his situation and trying to figure out how to best solve the predicament without freaking out and making things worse. He may feel trapped, but there’s an endpoint for everyone when you just can’t struggle anymore and have to find a way to progress onward.
The Future Curators program is part of AK Teens, which is presented by First Niagara.
Image © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VBK, Vienna