|Lawrence Weiner - Documenta (13) - Kassel | 09.06.2012 - 16.09.2012|
09.06.2012 - 16.09.2012
dOCUMENTA (13) is dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore commitment, matter, things, embodiment, and active living in connection with, yet not subordinated to, theory.
These are terrains where politics are inseparable from a sensual, energetic, and worldly alliance between current research in various scientific and artistic fields and other knowledges, both ancient and contemporary. dOCUMENTA (13) is driven by a holistic and non-logocentric vision that is skeptical of the persisting belief in economic growth.
This vision is shared with, and recognizes, the shapes and practices of knowing of all the animate and inanimate makers of the world, including people.
The exhibition in Kassel aims at engaging with a site and, at the same time, producing a polylogue with other places.
Fridericianum | Friedrichsplatz 18 | Kassel
100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, Artist Books
As a prelude to the 2012 exhibition, dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje Cantz are publishing a series of notebooks, 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts, that is comprised of facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations.
Lawrence Weiner: IF IN FACT THERE IS A CONTEXT
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.
English 24 pp., 22 ill. 10,5 x 14,8 cm
SBN (Print) / 978-3-7757-2857-7
ISBN (E-Book) / 978-3-7757-3037-2
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