Coverbild Lawrence Weiner
Lawrence Weiner
NACH BILDENDE KUNST / AFTER FINE ARTWorks presented in the German Language / Arbeiten vorgestellt im deutschsprachigen Raum
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Author: Dr. Gabriele Wix
Graphic Design: Lawrence Weiner, Anja Lutz
Edited by: Dr. Gabriele Wix
Artist: Lawrence Weiner
German, English
February 2012 , 200 Pages , 0 Ills.
240mm x 167mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2979-6
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With his conceptual, language-oriented works, the American artist Lawrence Weiner (*1942 in the Bronx, New York) expanded the notion of sculpture. His radically abbreviated phrases avoid metaphors, citing everyday speech or sources from literature or the media. The works are intended to be able to be read and used by everyone. They serve as occasion for conversation, cause for thought, and they provide recipients with space for free association.Most of his oeuvre, which comprises more than a thousand language-related works, has already been presented in the German-speaking world—some of it either translated by Weiner himself or conceived using German as a basis. Featuring over 350 works, this is the first list of the English/German works. The artist assumed responsibility for the typography and cover design, as if the publication were one of his own works. Accompanying text and visual documents shed light on the creative process, in-situ installations, and Weiner’s way to work with text.Lawrence Weiner (*1942 in the Bronx, New York) studied literature and philosophy at Hunter College in New York. After an intensive study of the traditional arts of painting and sculpture, he developed his own approach to art, using language, in the late 1960s. His work has been seen in countless solo shows and large, important international exhibitions. Recently, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; K21, Düsseldorf; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, produced a retrospective of his work titled AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE (2007/08). Weiner's work has been shown at the documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), and 7 (1982), and will also be seen in 2012 at the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel. The artist lives in New York and Amsterdam.
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