Photo: Nikolaus Herzog
Born 10 February 1942 Bronx New York (USA).
Lawrence Weiner attended the New York public school system. The late 1950s and early 60s were spent travelling throughout North America (USA - Mexico and Canada). The first presentation of the work was in Mill Valley California in 1960.
Weiner divides his time between his studio in New York City and his boat in Amsterdam. He participates in public and private projects and exhibitions in both the new and old world maintaining that:
ART IS THE EMPIRICAL FACT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS
OF OBJECTS TO OBJECTS IN RELATION TO HUMAN BEINGS
& NOT DEPENDENT UPON HISTORICAL PRECEDENT
FOR EITHER USE OR LEGITIMACY
40 artists from 18 different countries present 60 artworks at 16 indoor and outdoor locations in Kortrijk.