• tree deformed by the wind

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SUMNIM, 2012
abs, wood
66 x 102.5 x 62 cm
26 x 40.4 x 24.4 inches


SUMNIM is a portable, not to be entered, museum room in which Ervinck questions the static features of the white cube. Instead of presenting his sculpture on a pedestal in the middle of the room, this sculpture seems to extend from the ground to the wall. This way, SUMNIM brings into question the classic vertical presentation of artworks on a wall or their static presentation in the middle of the room.SUMNIM as well refers to a discourse in contemporary architecture on the tension between rigid structures and organic ones, which Ervinck interprets as a play between boxes and blobs. Ervinck doesn’t look for monumentality or rigidity, but rather tries to pry loose the shape out of the base. Here, the box structure is completely absent. Several of these boxes made by different artists will be placed upon each other. The public is invited to look in the museum rooms, as if it are show-boxes.

2018   Museum to Scale, Universiteit Antwerpen - Antwerp, BE 2018
2015   Universiteit Antwerpen, - Antwerpen, BE
2014   Museum to scale, Kunsthalle Rotterdam - Rotterdam, NL
Museum to scale, The Baker Museum Naples - Florida, USA
2013   Museum to scale, Museum voor Schone Kunsten - Brussel, BE