Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner Honored at The Savannah College of Art and Design February 28, 2019, 6 pm

The Savannah College of Art and Design presents a conversation with the deFINE ART 2019 honoree, Lawrence Weiner. Lawrence Weiner will discuss his various text-based and site-specific public artworks that have manifested in various forms and places since the early 1970s.

Lawrence Weiner & Jonathan Ellery: Now It Is Now It Ain't

This 72-page book, consisting of 39 images, has a hand screen-printed cloth cover and is part of a limited edition of 300. It is published by Browns Editions. For more information on the collaboration, please read ‘Here It Is’: Two Artists on Their Mind-Stretching Art Book by Randy Kennedy in The New York Times.

Lawrence Weiner at Play Kortrijk Circuit for Contemporary Art June 23 - November 4, 2018

Lawrence Weiner has created a public installation in Belgium,  titled "Out of Sight," that is based upon the concept of a hopscotch. It can be seen in Kortrijk as part of the Play Kortrijk Circuit for Contemporary Art. 

Lawrence Weiner at City Center

Lawrence Weiner’s language-based work has been installed at New York City Center in October to commemorate its 75th anniversary season. 

The work will be on view to all who enter the theater during the anniversary season, in the east and west stair landings connecting the main auditorium's Orchestra and Grand Tier lobbies.

Lawrence Weiner is 2017 Aspen Award for Art Honoree August 2-4, 2017

Lawrence Weiner has been announced as the 2017 Aspen Award for Art honoree. The award, given annually to recognize a living artist's contribution to the arts, will be presented at the Aspen Art Museum’s fundraising event, ArtCrush, on August 4. 

Lawrence Weiner at BAMPFA March 1- October 1, 2017

BAMPFA’s newest commission for the Art Wall features a work by Lawrence Weiner. Like many other artists who began working in the late 1960s and 1970s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

For his BAMPFA commission,  Weiner considers the specific location and architecture of the site to determine the compositional arrangement of the block lettering, which hovers at the center of the expansive white wall above the Crane Forum’s wooden steps. The text reads: “LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE OCEAN LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE LAND.” The words are set in red banners with ragged edges that tilt slightly, echoing the angle of the steps while also conjuring forms of the natural landscape.

Lawrence Weiner at Pérez Art Museum Miami January 27- May 28, 2017

OUT OF SIGHT is a generic structure by Lawrence Weiner currently installed at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. It is based upon the concept of a hopscotch and designed for public institutions, OUT OF SIGHT is flexible. The work is conceived to be exhibited in multiple languages.

At PAMM, the work is installed in a bilingual English-Spanish presentation.