@ Bury Sculpture Centre
Opening 2 May 2014 / 7pm
3 May - 30 August 2014
Bury’s new Sculpture Centre opens for the Text Festival with Lawrence Weiner, one of the most significant and iconic artists of our time. Throughout his practice he has pursued inquiries into language and a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship. Translating his investigations into linguistic structures and visual systems across varied formats and manifestations, he has produced books, films, videos, performances and audio works.
The belief at the core of Lawrence Weiner’s work is that art is a material reality between human beings and objects and between sets of objects in relation to human beings. Weiner considers language to be a sculptural material and believes that a construction in language can function as sculpture as adequately as a fabricated object. His statement of intent published in 1969 states:
THE ARTIST MAY CONSTRUCT THE WORK
THE WORK MAY BE FABRICATED
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 lives and works in New York. He has two public works sited in Bury supported with a collection of drawings and documents in the Text Archive.
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