Handwritten statement of the artist on the current state of the arts.
Lawrence Weiner is considered one of the central figures of conceptual art. He attended the New York Public School System and spent the late fifties and early sixties traveling throughout North America. Working in a wide variety of media, including video, film, books, audiotapes, sculpture, performance, installation, and graphic art, Weiner consistently invokes social situations that elicit responses to issues of language, philosophy, theater, and art, while working across artistic conventions. In 2007 the Whitney Museum of American Art and the L.A Museum of Contemporary Art presented his major retrospective Lawrence Weiner 1960 - 2007: As Far As The Eye Can See. The touring exhibition travelled to Europe at the K21 Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf, in 2008. Among others, recent solo exhibitions include Lawrence Weiner: Statements, El Sourdog Hex, Berlin (2008); Lawrence Weiner: Forever & A Day, CAC Malaga (2008); With A Line of Graphite/Con una linea di grafite, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan (2008); Lawrence Weiner, Cristina Guerra, Lisbon (2007); Lawrence Weiner: Inherent in the Rhumb Line, National Maritime Museum, London (2007); Have & Take Give & Get, Cerealart, Philadelphia (2006); Lawrence Weiner, Balwag Foundation, Wien (2006); Within A Realm of Relative Form, Lisson Gallery, London (2005); Lawrence Weiner, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2004); Covered by Clouds - Cubierto por Nubes, El Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico (2004); and Lawrence Weiner: NACH ALLES/AFTER ALL, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2000).