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Lawrence Weiner

Kunsthaus Bregenz

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WHEREWITHAL | WAS ES BRAUCHT

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 realising art as an intellectual act, Weiner has from the very beginning worked with language. On the wall it attains a virtually tangible existence. Weiner always employs two languages, English and the respective native language, the objects acquiring both optical ‘dignity’ and an interplay between understanding and space. 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. Read more.

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Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston (2015), Lawrence Weiner. Photo: Geoff Hargadon. Courtesy of Moved Pictures Archive, New York. © Lawrence Weiner | ARS, New York | Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples (2016), Lawrence Weiner. Photo: Luciano Romano. Courtesy of Moved Pictures Archive, New York © Lawrence Weiner | ARS, New York | Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2009), Lawrence Weiner. Courtesy of Moved Pictures Archive, New York © Lawrence Weiner | ARS, New York | Bildrecht, Vienna, 2016

The Jewish Museum, New York (2012). Lawrence Weiner. Photo: Bradford Robotham. Courtesy of Moved Pictures Archive, New York © Lawrence Weiner | ARS, New York | Bildrecht,Vienna, 2016

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