Alfonso Artiaco gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by Lawrence Weiner, Saturday 27th of October, 2018 at 7.30 pm, the artist will be present.
A pioneering figure in conceptual art, in the 1960s’ Lawrence Weiner theorized a reconfiguration of traditional parameters of the work of art. Weiner developed an aesthetic whose focus as he has put it, is on art “as an empirical fact of the relationships of objects to objects in relation to human beings and not dependent upon historical precedent for either use or legitimacy.” These are precisely the characteristic processes of artistic creation, thought and language, to be investigated. Indeed, language assumes a real sculptural value in Weiner's works.
Weiner first made public his Statement of Intent in 1968. Here he posited that the linguistic creation of a work of art was enough for his work to exist. The statement reads as follows:
Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist, the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.