Lawrence Weiner

Born in New York, 1942-2021

Born in New York in 1942, Lawrence Weiner played a pivotal role in the development of Conceptual art in the United States in the 1960s, questioning traditional notions of art and moving away from the art object in favor of a practice based in ideas and actions.

Weiner‘s primary medium was language, yet his artworks are not simply the texts themselves, but rather the content or idea he refers to in his words. His work exists in multiple forms: as written language, as speech, or as a physical manifestation of the content described by the language. This democratic approach to art-making reveals a social ambition. Weiner was interested in art’s “use factor,” its accessibility, and how it relates to the people who experience it.

He is represented by Lisson Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery.

Lawrence Weiner died aged 79 in December 2021. 

L’altro, lo stesso
The ZACentrale project by Fondazione Merz is underway in the historic pavilion ZAC - Zisa Contemporary Arts at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo, launching a large collective exhibition.
26 Oct 2021 - 27 Mar 2022
ZAC – Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee
Lawrence Weiner: South of the Border
Fundación Casa Wabi presents a solo exhibition dedicated to work of Lawrence Weiner, under the title of South of the Border. 
01 Feb 2020 - 01 Jan 2021
Casa Wabi
Mexico City
Art Spaces
Thaddaeus Ropac London
Galleries in London
Lisson Gallery, 22 Cork Street
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Gagosian Geneva
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Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
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Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street
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Lisson Gallery, 67 Lisson Street
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Mai 36 Galerie
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Massimo De Carlo London
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Massimo De Carlo, Palazzo Belgioioso
Galleries in Milan
Massimo De Carlo, Casa Corbellini-Wassermann
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