Lawrence Weiner: Drawings: Written on the Wind

Lawrence Weiner (born 1942) began his career as an artist in the early 1960s, traveling across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and eventually to Europe, furnishing himself with an ad hoc education on the way. He soon turned away from any conception of art as requiring a production of objects and focused instead on constructing new ways of perceiving language. Today, Weiner works with almost any medium, from books and movies to public and private installations, on grand and small scales. Throughout, drawing has been a core practice, and Written on the Wind comprehensively documents his works on paper for the first time, including installation plans, book layouts, notes and technical drawings. In collaboration with book designer Filiep Tacq, Weiner has designed a plate section for the volume that consists of more than 120 drawings presented within sequences of gestural graphics to provide a narrative, “drawn” chapter.

Text: Zimmerman Weiner Alice, Stemmrich Gregor et al. pp. 192; paperback. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2013.

ISBN: 9783863353193| 3863353196

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Lawrence Weiner (born 1942) began his career as an artist in the early 1960s, traveling across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and eventually to Europe, furnishing himself with an ad hoc education on the way. He soon turned away from any conception of art as requiring a production of objects and focused instead on constructing new ways of perceiving language. Today, Weiner works with almost any medium, from books and movies to public and private installations, on grand and small scales. Throughout, drawing has been a core practice, and Written on the Wind comprehensively documents his works on paper for the first time, including installation plans, book layouts, notes and technical drawings. In collaboration with book designer Filiep Tacq, Weiner has designed a plate section for the volume that consists of more than 120 drawings presented within sequences of gestural graphics to provide a narrative, “drawn” chapter.