Lawrence Weiner  (American, 1940) 

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Lawrence Weiner (American, b.1942) is a seminal contributor to the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s. His first artworks involved interventions (subversive pieces outside the art world which alter an existing work or space) on canvases, objects, and the environment, such as Cratering piece (1961), in which he used explosives in four corners of an open field to create craters. In 1968, perhaps influenced by peers such as Sol Lewit (American, 1928–2007) and Ed Ruscha (American, b.1937), Weiner realized that he could make interventions through language, rather than relying on physical construction. His work then consisted of brief phrases, usually painted on walls—not necessarily by the artist himself—either in galleries or as environmental installations. He still considered his works “sculptures,” and the materials described in the works his “media.” His tried to redefine the nature of an artwork by making the viewer's interaction with the piece crucial to its existence and influential to its interpretation. Weiner also produced books, films, and videos. In later decades he began to incorporate punctuation and color into his work, and in recent years began a series of digital works. Weiner has shown at many museums and institutions, such as The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, and was the subject of a major retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2007. He is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among others. Weiner lives and works in New York.

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Lawrence Weiner, Außenseite


Lawrence Weiner

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Lawrence Weiner, Bridges (WWF Switzerland)


Lawrence Weiner
Bridges (WWF Switzerland)

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Lawrence Weiner, Water in Milk Exists


Lawrence Weiner
Water in Milk Exists

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Lawrence Weiner, Berlin 14 Sept


Lawrence Weiner
Berlin 14 Sept

Lawrence Weiner, WEST [AS] EAST EAST [AS] WEST


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Lawrence Weiner
Yvon Lambert
Lawrence Weiner, Aphorism-Archimedes


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Barbara Krakow Gallery
Lawrence Weiner, Compilation


Lawrence Weiner

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Lawrence Weiner, BROUGHT TO TOUCH


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Lawrence Weiner, Unter den Linden - Under Lime Trees


Lawrence Weiner
Unter den Linden - Under Lime Trees, 1994
rubber stamp w/ wooden handle and red ink pad in grey case


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Lawrence Weiner, Untitled


Lawrence Weiner


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Lawrence Weiner, Untitled


Lawrence Weiner
Untitled, 1968
ink on paper


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1942   Born in New York
  Lives and works in New York and Amsterdam
2012 - 2013   Ends of the Earth. Land Art bis 1974, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2012 - 2013   Poesie der Reduktion, MUMOK Wien, Vienna, Austria
2011 - 2012   Arte Povera International, Museo d'arte contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (group)
2011 - 2012   Spirits of Internationalism, MuHKA, Antwerp, The Netherlands (group)
2011 - 2012   Asche und Gold - Eine Weltreise, MARTa Herford, Germany (group)
2011 - 2012   Description Vidéo Vintage 1963-1983, Centre Pompidou, Paris (group)
2011 - 2012   Paradigm Shift. Serralves Collection 60’s-70’s, MUSAC, León, Spain
2011   A syntax of dependency, M KHA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 - 2011   Just love me, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxemburg
2010 - 2011   Die Natur der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
2010 - 2011   Exhibition, Exhibition, Castello die Rivoli, Turin
2010 - 2011   Taking Place, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 - 2011   Von Carl Andre bis Gregor Schneider. Dorothee und Konrad Fischer: Archiv einer Haltung, Museum Kurhaus Kleve
2010   Inclined enough to roll, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy
2009 - 2010   Die Kunst ist super!, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
2009 - 2010   1969, P.S.1 MoMA, NY
2009   Monuments with a horizon line II (Sean Dawson, Zaha Hadid, Markus Miessen & Bettina Pousttchi, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Sergio Prego, Joel Sternfeld, Jorinde Voigt, Lawrence Weiner, Clare Woods), Buchmann Galerie, Berlin
2009   Sharjah Biennial 9 (with Zaha Hadid)
2009   After Twilight, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
2009   N‘importe quoi, MOCA, Lyon
2009   Wall Works (Giovanni Anselmo, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Carroll, Mario Merz, Felice Varini, Lawrence Weiner), Buchmann Lugano, Agra/ Lugano
2009   1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2009   In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960 - 1976, MoMA, NY
2009   15 Years of Collecting - Against the Grain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
2009   The other side of a cul-de-sac, The Power Plant, Toronto
2009   The first stop on the Super Highway, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-Si
2008 - 2009   As far as the eye can see, K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2008 - 2009   Ich kann mir nicht jeden Tag ein Ohr abschneiden., Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2008 - 2009   Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2008   16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
2008   Call it what you like!, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2008   Ambition d´art, Institute d´art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
2008   No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2008   Order. Desire. Light., Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Dublin, UK (solo)
2008   Shanghai Biennale
2008   MoCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo)
2008   A Room of One’s Own, Castello di Rivoli Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli/Turin
2008   Die Hände der Kunst, MARTa Herford Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Herford
2008   Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2008   Genau und Anders. Mathematik in der Kunst von Dürer bis Sol LeWitt MUMOK Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2007   The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York
2007   Swiss Institute, New York
2007   The Whitney Museum for American Art, New York (solo)
2006   Lawrence Weiner X Y & Z, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna (solo)
2006   Nicht weit vom Stamm, Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf (solo)
2006   Ideal City - Invisible Cities, Öffentlicher Raum in Potsdam, Potsdam
2006   INTO ME/OUT OF ME, KW KunstWerke e.V., Berlin
2006   Monuments with a Horizont Line, Buchmann Berlin, Berlin
2006   Public Space /Two Audiences, MACBA, Museu d´Art Contemporani, Barcelona
2006   Location Shots, cur. by Raimar Stange, Galerie Erna Hecy, Brussel
2006   Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2006   Mental Image, Wortwerke und TextKunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2006   Plane/Figure, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
2005   strip - Bilder in Folge, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
2005   Biennale Valencia 2005, Biennale Valencia
2005   Lisson Gallery, London (solo)
2005   Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (solo)
2005   Regen Projects, Los Angeles (solo)
2005   Le Génie du lieu (The Genius of the Place), Frac Bourgogne, Dijon
2005   E-FLUX VIDEO RENTAL, The Moore Space, Miami
2005   behind the facts Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
2004   A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Shanghai Duolun Museum
2004   Invisible Beauty, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
2004   A Minimal Future?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2003   Singular Forms, Guggenheim Museum, New York
2003   A Short History of Dutch Video Art, Reina Sofía, Madrid
2003   Independence, South London Gallery, London
2003   Kunstverein Ruhr, Essen (solo)
2003   Lawrence Weiner´s Wexner Center project, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (solo)
200 - 2003   Buchmann Galerie, Cologne (solo)
2002   Buchmann Galerie, Cologne (solo)
2002   Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (solo)
2002   The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham (solo)
2002   Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (solo)
2002   in one end, Gandy Gallery, Prague (solo)
2001   Galerie Ascan Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin (solo)
2000   Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (solo)
1998   Susan Inglett Gallery, New York (solo)
1998   Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (solo)
1997   John Weber Gallery, New York (solo)
2008    Ambition d´art, Institute d´art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
2008    Order. Desire. Light., Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, UK (solo)
2008    16th Biennale of Sydney, Austria
2008    Call it what you like!, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2008    No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2002    Lawrence Weiner, Until it is Artist’s Book, Text by Carlos Basualdo, Wexner Center of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2000    Lawrence Weiner, Out from Under, Artist’s Book, DVIR Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2000    Lawrence Weiner: Nach Alles / After All Artist’s Book, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany
1998    Lawrence Weiner, Interview H.D. Buchloh with Lawrence Weiner, Essays by Alexander Alberro and Alice Zimmermann, David Batchelor, Lawrence Weiner, London, UK