Join us on December 14th for a rare opportunity to visit with Lawrence Weiner in his Manhattan studio. ICI is proud to welcome our members into the workspace of one of the central figures of Conceptual Art. Lawrence will share his thoughts and ideas regarding his personal and long pursued inquiries into language and the art-making process.
Throughout Lawrence’s longstanding and prolific career, he has put forward a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship and the very nature of the artwork; translating his investigations into linguistic structures and visual systems across varied formats and manifestations. Most famously the works take the form of large typographic wall texts, referred to by Lawrence as sculpture, and the words, phrases and statements he employs are often representative of states or processes grounded in materiality. His works exist simultaneously as instructions, propositions and evocations as well as the object itself.
Lawrence has received numerous grants and awards, and in 2007/08 was honored with a 40-year retrospective of his work, entitled Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Lawrence is represented in New York by Marian Goodman Gallery, in London by Lisson Gallery, in Paris by Yvon Lambert Gallery, in Los Angeles by Regen Projects, and in Tel Aviv by Dvir Gallery.
The NYSE program series is for ICI Members at the supporter level and above only.