Lawrence WeinerATTACHED TO (&) AND JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE 1990

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Artist
Lawrence Weiner (born 1942)
Title
ATTACHED TO (&) AND JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE
Date 1990
MediumVinyl wall text
Dimensionsoverall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 2005
Reference
T12009
Not on display

Summary

Lawrence Weiner is one of the chief protagonists in the development of conceptual art. In the 1960s he was a key figure in expanding the definition of a work of art. Along with his contemporaries including Joseph Kosuth (born 1945; see Clock (One and Five), English/Latin Version, 1965, Tate T01909) and Douglas Huebler (1924-1997; see Variable Piece No. 44, 1971, Tate P07234), Weiner challenged the notion that an artwork had to consist of a definite physical object, contending instead that it could comprise a concept or idea with which the viewer would be invited to engage. Weiner’s practice focuses on this interaction between artwork and viewer or, in his terminology, the ‘receiver’ of the work of art… (read more)

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