Lawrence Weiner, Tate St. Ives

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Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG
United Kingdom


This display comprises a cycle of ten wall texts from 1988. All of the texts seem to refer to a manipulation of objects or matter in the physical world and have a very powerful sculptural quality: Crushed Between Cobblestones, Tucked In At The Corners or Daubed With Muck And Mire. Lawrence Weiner is one of the most acclaimed American artists working today. A key member of the New York conceptual art world in the 1960s, for over 40 years Weiner has been using language as the material for his work. Whilst it usually takes the form of large typographic wall texts, he refers to his work 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 thing in itself.

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