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Oslo National Museum showcases Lawrence Weiner. As work building the Norwegian capital’s new National Museum continues, the US-born conceptual artist showcases some of his work in an untraditional setting. The renowned conceptual artist is to reveal his innovative piece, HELD JUST ABOVE THE CURRENT (2016) on 4th November. It will light up the perimeter fence around the new facility. Weiner’s newest work has been commissioned by The National Museum, Norway government agency the Directorate of Public Construction and Property and OSLO PILOT – a two-year project investigating the role of art in and for the public realm and which lays the ground for a future art biennial in Oslo.

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Oslo National Museum showcases Lawrence Weiner

Published on Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016 at 20:49 under the entertainment category, by Charlotte Bryan.

As work building the Norwegian capital’s new National Museum continues, the US-born conceptual artist showcases some of his work in an untraditional setting.

Lawrence Weiner at TYPO London 2011
The now 74-year-old artist pictured in 2011 at the conference.Lawrence Weiner at TYPO London 2011
Photo: FontFont/Wikimedia Commons


The renowned conceptual artist is to reveal his innovative piece, HELD JUST ABOVE THE CURRENT (2016) on 4th November. It will light up the perimeter fence around the new facility.

Weiner’s newest work has been commissioned by The National Museum, Norway government agency the Directorate of Public Construction and Property and OSLO PILOT – a two-year project investigating the role of art in and for the public realm and which lays the ground for a future art biennial in Oslo.

Weiner and The National Museum also collaborated with ferry services Norled and public transport authority for Oslo and Akershus counties Ruter to create the new work.

New Yorker Lawrence Weiner (b.1942) is one of the most esteemed artists of the Conceptual Art movement in the 1960’s.

His pioneering typographic text figures are displayed in many different venues across the globe such as New York’s Guggenheim Museum and the Lisson Gallery in London. With an aim to present art as language, Weiner believes himself more of a sculptor than a conceptualist.

By chiselling his word sculptors, Weiner has previously defined his work as “language + the material referred to”.

His work aims to transcend constraints of social norms by challenging what is categorised as art, leaving it up to the reader to make up their own mind as a “receiver”. Weiner has described his upbringing as a major part of his inspiration

“I didn’t have the advantage of a middle-class perspective. Art was something else; art was the notations on the wall, or the messages left by other people. I grew up in a city where I had read the walls; I still read the walls. I love to put work of mine out on the walls and let people read it. Some will remember it and then somebody else comes along and puts something else over it. It becomes archaeology rather than history,” he explained to the Lisson Gallery in 2013.

The HELD JUST ABOVE THE CURRENT commission also includes work being displayed on the Nesodden ferry, as well as 50,000 intricate temporary tattoos, which will be distributed across different locations in Oslo.

Currently, Lawrence Weiner’s only permanent work that can be seen in Norway is WATER MADE IT WET in Nordland County’s Svolvær harbour. It was installed on a large commercial building there for the Lofoten International Art Festival in 1999.



Published on Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016 at 20:49 under the entertainment category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: art, lawrenceweiner, oslo, nationalmuseum, paywall.





  
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