'Lawrence Weiner: Under The Sun' at Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
16 August 2023
From 31 August, the Amorepacific Museum of Art (APMA) presents LAWRENCE WEINER: UNDER THE SUN, a solo museum survey of the American artist Lawrence Weiner, and the first solo presentation of the artist's work in South Korea.
Considered a founding figure of the Conceptual art movement, Weiner considered his work as 'sculpture with variable dimensions' as outlined by the material potentialities of language. The breadth of his artistic practice is evidenced by numerous artist’s books, edition works, music, films and videos. This exhibition is both Weiner’s inaugural solo presentation in South Korea as well as the artist’s first comprehensive show within an institutional context since his death in December 2021.
The exhibition introduces a wide array of Weiner’s works, bringing together installation, editions, drawings, posters, cartoons and videos that collectively illustrate his extensive artistic practice. Weiner's work remains open to personal and collective interpretations that operate within and sensitively respond to the specificities of the culture in which the works are presented at a given time. Under the themes of 'Subject-Object’, ‘Process’ and ‘Simultaneous Realities’, this exhibition attempts to create a space for new visual dialogues that transcend historical time and cultural space by bringing together Weiner’s art with select pieces from APMA's Korean art collection. Weiner’s language functions both as the point of entry and departure to engage with these works. Befittingly with this context, 6 works have been translated into Korean and have been collectively installed with their English original language counterparts.
The exhibition runs from 31 August 2023 to 28 January 2024.