Lawrence Weiner Statements

Dig on R.Serra, kind of hilarious/appropriate:

Big egocentric expensive works become very imposing. You can’t put twenty-four tons of steel in the closet.

On fascism:

Art that imposes conditions — human or otherwise — on the receiver for its appreciation in my eyes constitutes aesthetic fascism.
My own art never gives directions, only states the work as an accomplished fact:

The artist may construct the piece;
the piece may be fabricated;
the piece need not be built.

I have to say I prefer Weiner to Kosuth or others. Weiner describes language as a valuable addition to the set of viable mediate but does not advocate for language/lingustic concept at the exclusion of other existing media. I like this inclusive rather than dogmatically exclusive framing.

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