Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner ( born February 10, 1942 in the Bronx, New York, lives in Amsterdam and New York) is an American visual artist. Weiner is true - in addition to Sol LeWitt, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler Joseph Kosuth and - as a representative of the concept art that emerged in the 1960s from the minimalism.

Youth and Education

Weiner was born in the Bronx of New York City. He went after his high school Abschlusa Hunter College in New York for only a short time before turning to art.


Weiner's early work included experiments with shaped canvases from carpets and cut squares. Since 1960 he has been presented in solo exhibitions. 1968 after LeWitt had formulated his Paragraphs on Conceptual Art in the previous year, Weiner created his Declaration of Intent ::

Weiner's first book published in 1968 "Statements" (edited by Louis Kellner Foundation and Seth victory leaves ), a 64-page paperback, in which he described several projects, is considered one of the most important works of this period of Conceptual Art. In the same year he was given out to the, also from Seth victory leaves, Xerox Book and 1969/1970 involved " When Attitudes Become Form " by Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle Bern.

Since the early 1970s, wall installations have been Weiner's preferred medium. He also deals with video art, film, art, books, audio recordings, performances, posters, multiples, graphics and various other forms of presentation of his text pieces, which he regards as sculptures.

In 2007, Weiner Symposium on Personal Structures Time - Space - Existence in part, a project initiated by the artist Rene Rietmeyer.


Works by Lawrence Weiner, among others are located in the following facilities:

  • British Museum in London
  • K21 in the House of the Estates in Dusseldorf
  • Dortmund Museum on East Wall
  • Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation in Vienna
  • Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, north-east outer wall of the Weser
  • St. John's Church ( Dusseldorf ) in Dusseldorf.