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  1. Lawrence Weiner. AT A DISTANCE TO THE FOREGROUND, 2008

    Lawrence Weiner. AT A DISTANCE TO THE FOREGROUND, 2008

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner is one of the central figures in the formation of Conceptual Art. In the 1960’s he dispensed with making objects and concentrated on using language as his only material.

Despite the fact that Weiner’s works are frequently installed outside galleries in a whole range of public situations, his works are not created with reference to those particular places, but are instead conceived of as non-specific statements, created with the explicit potential to be endlessly adapted to different places and situations. In each new context, Weiner changes the presentation of his work – its scale, typeface, placement and colour –to create new meanings through the combination of statement and site.