Lawrence Weiner (born 1942, New York) is a New York-based artist and among the trailblazers of presenting language as art. Considering himself a sculptor rather than a conceptualist, he defines his sculptural medium simply as ‘language + the material referred to’ in the sense that language is a material for construction. Weiner’s texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades, including in solo exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. He also participated in documenta 5, 6, 7, and 13 and the 36th, 41st, 50th and 55th Venice Biennales. This work is offered as an extension of a soon to be unveiled installation on the 5th Avenue facade of the Jewish Museum in New York.
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