Lawrence Weiner

  • WHEREWITHAL
    November 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017
    Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Karl-Tizian-Platz
    Postbox 45
    6900 Bregenz, Austria

    Lawrence Weiner is particularly important to Kunsthaus Bregenz because of his spatial thinking. The model for his text works across the building’s four floors is, according to Weiner, a kind of geyser. Geysers provide valves for excessive pressure, and art is a spontaneous escape from apparently hermetic tectonic crusts. He admits to that as being »idealistic«, but this nevertheless remains one of art’s tasks. 

    Art has to ask questions, stated Lawrence Weiner during his first visit to Kunsthaus Bregenz. If it contented itself with predetermined answers, it would fall into the traps of complacency and simple illustration.

    Born in 1942 in New York, Lawrence Weiner is one of the world’s most renowned artists and a cofounder of American conceptual art. In realizing art as an intellectual act, Weiner has from the very beginning worked with language. On the wall it attains a virtually tangible existence. »First there was the word, and with the word one realized that there was something before the word.« (Lawrence Weiner, 1996) Weiner always employs two languages, English and the respective native language, the objects acquiring both optical »dignity« and an interplay between understanding and space. The exhibition title WHEREWITHAL in white uppercase letters is outlined in black. It is a work about language and, according to Weiner, a mental image for the state of society, people, and the world today.
    On the walls of Kunsthaus Bregenz Weiner’s texts become a commentary on the architecture, the space, and sensory experience. His works are only apparently site-specific. They relate to themselves, pursue elliptical odysseys through meaning and create deft plays on society, politics, and the place of art.  

     

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  • WRITTEN ON THE WIND
    September 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014

    The Stedelijk Museum presents drawings by Lawrence Weiner, the first major exhibition devoted to works on paper by Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942, Bronx, New York), one of the most culturally engaged artists of our time. The exhibition comprises an extensive survey of nearly 300 drawings produced over a fifty-year period and takes visitors on a journey through the artist’s remarkable trajectory in drawing— from cartoons, notebooks, and otherwise unseen working material and sketches, together with formal works on paper.

     

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  • THE GRACE OF A GESTURE
    May 29, 2013 - November 24, 2013
    WRITTEN ART FOUNDATION
    PALAZZO BEMBO GROUND FLOOR
    VENICE, ITALY

    RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 5-8PM

    Curated by Thomas Kellein, Berenberg Art Advice

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  • WRITTEN ON THE WIND
    March 8, 2013 - June 24, 2013
    MACBA Barcelona

    The exhibition Written on the Wind, is an in depth survey of works on paper by artist Lawrence Weiner (New York, 1942). His work spans from the early 1960s to today. This exhibition will survey, for the first time, Weiner's drawing oeuvre, providing an intimate view of the artist's interests and obsessions, inceptions that show his view of the world and thus, the core of his work. 

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  • LAWRENCE WEINER AT SANTA CATERINA MARKET
    February 28, 2013 - February 1, 2014
    Mercat de Santa Caterina, Barcelona

    The ArtAids Foundation and Lawrence Weiner have created a new installation that will be exhibited at Mercat de Santa Caterina, Barcelona, and at public squares in other Spanish cities. The project aims to raise awareness of AIDS and the stigma that surrounds it.

    Now, the ArtAids Foundation presents ‘FOREVER & A DAY’, a sculpture-bench that breaks out of the museum and ventures into one of Barcelona’s traditional produce markets, before moving on to similar spaces in other Spanish cities such as Vigo. The installation goes hand in hand with an educational project targeted at market stallholders and customers, as well as workshops for high school students.

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