Lawrence Weiner: Out of Sight at NGV

The work of pioneering American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner will be used to create a 16m long hopscotch-inspired installation called OUT OF SIGHT, a floor-based work inviting visitors of all ages to think creatively about the direction of their lives.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, says: ‘We’re thrilled to be one of the first galleries in the world to stage Lawrence Weiner’s newest work OUT OF SIGHT, which will also be presented in cities including New York, Houston, Chicago and Shanghai. Using Weiner’s characteristic text-based approach, OUT OF SIGHT will explore the concept of uncertain futures with visitors encountering a number of different phrases and ideas as they move along the hopscotch.’

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the South Bronx, New York City. Considered a central figure in the development of conceptual art during the 1960s, Weiner is renowned for his predominantly text-based artworks that use language as a form of sculpture, replacing material with ideas. His artworks have been exhibited all over the world during a prolific career spanning more than fifty years.

Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT will be on display at NGV International from 10 February – 17 April 2017. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Entry is free. Find it in front of NGV International’s iconic water wall.


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