Lawrence Weiner: If In Fact There Is a Context
Published in conjunction with the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition in Kassel, Germany, 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series ranges from archival ephemera to conversations and commissioned essays. These notebooks express director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s curatorial vision for the exhibition.
For this series, artist Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942) has made an artist’s book in exactly the same format (A6) and with the same number of pages (24) as his first contribution to documenta 5 in 1972, curated by Harald Szeemann. The partly handwritten instructions, statements, definitions, poems, and pictograms give an insight into his artistic practice and—as eloquently as poetically—transfer his ideas around dOCUMENTA (13) into language. A central figure in Conceptual art from its beginnings, Weiner works in a wide variety of media including video, books, performance, and installation.
Bilingual in English and German.
Published by Hatje Cantz, 2011, staple-bound softcover, 24 pages, 8.25 x 5.75 inches.