Lawrence Weiner

Born in 1942 - United States


Born in 1942 in New York, Lawrence Weiner is an American artist, one of the central figures of the conceptual art. He lives and works in New York and Amsterdam.

Since the beginning of 1970, radioed the murals of its statements have been his principal medium. However, Weiner worked with a large number of media, such as video, film, books, audio tapes, sculpture, performance, installation and drawing.

Lawrence Weiner is defined as a real self-taught. In 1960, he left New York to cross the U.S.A. in stop: he will sow on its path of small sculptures that he will abandon to the edge of the roads. It will then its 1st exhibition in California in the National Park of Mill Valley. From his return to New York in 1964, Weiner will have to stop questioning the subject ""Paint"" by involving the spectator in the realization of the work. If the works of Lawrence Weiner have sometimes caused the misunderstanding see even the anger of the spectators, they have always intrigued, questioned and nourished the approach deeply innovative of the artist but also the conceptual art movement.

His works have been presented in the galleries Leo Castelli in New York and Yvon Lambert in Paris. Today Weiner is represented by galerie Marian Goodman.

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Exposition « Written on the wind », Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)

Exposition “The Grace of a Gesture”, Palazzo Bembo, Venise (Italie)
Exposition “Ends of the Eath Land Art bis 1974”, Haus der Kunst, Munich (Allemagne)
Exposition « Poesie der Reduktion », MUMOK, Viennes (Autruche)

Exposition « Paradigm Shift », Serralves Collection 60’s-70’s, MUSAC, León (Espagne)

Exposition « A syntax o dependency », M KHA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Anvers (Belgique)

"The other side of a cul-de-sac", The Power Plant, Toronto (Canada)

"As far far as the eye can see", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (USA)
K21 Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf (Allemagne)
"The crest of a wave", Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain

"Inherent in the rhumb line", The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Londres (UK)


Documenta (13), Cassel (Allemagne)
Arte Povera International, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Château de Rivoli, Turin (Italie)
Description Vidéo Vintage 1963-1983, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)

Exposition, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon (France)
Exposition « Spirits of International », MuHKA, Anvers (Belgique)
Exposition « Asche und Gold », MARTa, Herford (Allemagne)

"Text/Messages: Books by Artists," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (USA)
"REGIFT," Swiss Institute, New York (USA)

"Intervention/Decoration, Foreground," Frome, Somerset (UK)
Ambition d'Art, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne (France)
"Order. Desire. Light: An exhibition of Contemporary Drawings," Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin (Ireland)

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