Regen Projects is pleased to announce ON VIEW, an exhibition by New York-based artist Lawrence Weiner. This marks his tenth solo presentation at the gallery; his first, ASSUMING THE POSITION, was Regen Projects' inaugural show in 1989.
A leading figure in the development of the Conceptual art movement in the 1960s, Lawrence Weiner’s seminal and singular practice uses language as the core material in his work – a distinct challenge that redefined expectations of what an artwork is and can be. Questioning the fundamentals of sculpture and art-making itself, Weiner shifted his practice from object-making to producing text-based work with his 1968 precept:
1. THE ARTIST MAY CONSTRUCT THE WORK
2. THE WORK MAY BE FABRICATED
3. THE WORK NEED NOT BE BUILT
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
Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942) lives and works in New York.
Significant solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been held at numerous museums and institutions worldwide including KODE, Bergen (2019); Museo Nivola, Orani (2019); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2017); Milwaukee Art Museum (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2016); Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012, 2006); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (2008); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2004); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2000); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1994); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1990).
In 2007, the Whitney Museum of America Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles organized his first major US museum retrospective, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE.
His work has been included in dOCUMENTA 5, 6, 7, and 13 (1972, 1977, 1982, 2012); the 36th, 41st, 50th, and 55th iterations of La Biennale di Venezia (1972, 1984, 2003, 2013); and the 27th Biennale de São Paulo (2006).
Weiner has received numerous awards and honors including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden New York Gala Honoree (2019); the Savannah College of Art and Design deFINE ART Honoree (2019); The Kitchen Spring Gala Honoree (2017); the Aspen Art Museum Aspen Award For Art (2017); the Wolf Foundation Wolf Prize (2017); the Art Resources Transfer D.U.C. Honoree (2017); the Roswitha Haftmann Prize (2014); the Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art (1999); a Guggenheim Fellowship (1994); and two National Endowment of the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships (1976, 1983), among others.
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