Lawrence Weiner Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

American
b. 1942
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2. The piece may be fabricated.
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Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in New York, where he lives and works today. A self-taught artist, he turned to language as the primary vehicle for his work in 1968, following earlier experimentations with painting and shaped canvases. In 1970, he decided to live part of the year on a boat in Amsterdam, dividing his time between Europe and the USA. His work has been shown in major solo exhibitions at Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2017);  Milwaukee Art Museum (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2004); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2000); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1994); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (1990). He has also participated in documenta (1972, 1977, 1982, 2012); the Venice Biennale (1972, 1984, 2003, 2013), and completed numerous public commissions worldwide. In addition to publishing multiple books, Weiner has produced various films and videos, including Beached (1970), Do You Believe in Water? (1976) and Plowman's Lunch (1982).

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in New York, where he lives and works today. A self-taught artist, he turned to language as the primary vehicle for his work in 1968, following earlier experimentations with painting and shaped canvases. In 1970, he decided to live part of the year on a boat in Amsterdam, dividing his time between Europe and the USA. His work has been shown in major solo exhibitions at Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2017);  Milwaukee Art Museum (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2016); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2004); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2000); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1994); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (1990). He has also participated in documenta (1972, 1977, 1982, 2012); the Venice Biennale (1972, 1984, 2003, 2013), and completed numerous public commissions worldwide. In addition to publishing multiple books, Weiner has produced various films and videos, including Beached (1970), Do You Believe in Water? (1976) and Plowman's Lunch (1982).

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Group Exhibition Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d'autrui / Only parts of us will ever touch parts...

Group Exhibition

Seuls quelques fragments de nous toucheront quelques fragments d'autrui / Only parts of us will ever touch parts of others
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Installation view of Yan Pei-Ming's Against the Light at Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg Villa Kast Installation view of Yan Pei-Ming's Against the Light at Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg Villa Kast
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