Alfonso Artiaco gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the solo exhibition by Lawrence Weiner, on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 7 pm.
For the fifth time at Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Lawrence Weiner (Bronx, New York, 1942) intervenes in the gallery space in Piazzetta Nilo with 6 new large format textual installations and 3 new works on paper dedicated to Naples.
Universally recognized as one of the fathers of Conceptual Art, Weiner has been one of the first to conceive the work not as a static object, but as something constantly developing, dematerialized in its physical presence and transformed into pure language.
A radical consistent work that takes its first steps in 1968 when the artist sets out the main principles of their work:
Each being equal and consistent with the intent of artist, the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.
As indicated in this famous statement, the material production of the work could be not be made physically by the artist since the final work is just the son of a creative process that has already in itself the whole power of the artwork.
As a silent demiurge, Weiner produces artworks that arise as written and prepositions painted or applied on the walls, words often accompanied by mathematical symbols, which breaking down every semantic convention, enhance the universal value of the work.