Lawrence Weiner (1942-2021)

Beached (1970)
Broken Off (1971)
To And Fro. Fro And To. And To And Fro. And Fro And To. (1972)
Shifted From The Side (1972)
A First Quarter (1973)
Done To (1974)
Do You Believe in Water? (1976)
Green as Well as Blue as Well as Red (1976)
For Example Decorated (1977)
There But For (1979)
Altered To Suit (1979)
Plowmans Lunch (1982)
Blue Moon Over (2001)
Liberté et contrainte (2006)

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York City. Weiner is seen as one of the key figures in Conceptual Art, a movement he joined in the mid-1960s, at the beginning of his artistic career. Language is the basis of his entire work and he has been exploring an extensive variety of media - from video and film to performance, installation and graphic art. All these media and art forms suit the purpose of exploring human and social relationships through language and communication. He gained international recognition as an artist in 1968, the year he had written the small book 'Statements', which is generally considered one of the seminal conceptual art books, containing art projects on paper. In the same year, he also made his famous 'Declaration of Intent', in which he postulated the priority of words and language over their materialization into an art object. Weiner lives and works in New York and Amsterdam.

Lawrence Weiner in UbuWeb Sound