Lawrence Weiner’s biography by the Guggenheim Museum.
What Can We Do With Words?
“Art is not a metaphor upon the relationship of human beings to objects and objects to objects in relation to human beings but a representation of an empirical existing fact.”
What Can Words Do?
“Art is still about the communication of one human being’s observations to another human being with the intent of bringing about a change of state.”
Lawrence Weiner’s biography by the Museum of Modern Art.
Conceptual art in Context by Art21.
Conceptual art as defined by the Museum of Modern Art.
Conceptual art as defined by The Art Story.
Conceptual art as defined by the Tate Museum.
As Far As The Eye Can See 1960-2007, De Salvo, Donna, and Ann Goldstein, eds., published by Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2008
"Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutions," Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, published in October, vol. 55, winter, 1990, p. 105–143.
Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology, Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, ed., published by MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1999.
Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity, Alexander Alberro, published by MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2003.
Conceptual Art (Themes & Movements), Peter Osborne, ed., published by Phaidon, New York and London, 2002.
Having Been Said: Writings and Interviews of Lawrence Weiner 1968–2003, Fietzek, Gerti, and Gregor Stemmrich, eds., published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit Germany, 2004.
Lawrence Weiner, Alexander Alberro, David Batchelor, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, and Alice Zimmerman, published by Phaidon, New York City and London, 2004.
Recording Conceptual Art: Early Interviews with Barry, Huebler, Kaltenbach, LeWitt, Morris, Oppenheim, Siegelaub, Smithson, and Weiner by Patricia Norvell, Patricia Norvell and Alexander Alberro, eds., published by University of California Press, Oakland CA, 2001.
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, Lucy Lippard, published by University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1997.
"Sentences on Conceptual Art," Sol LeWitt, first published in 0-9, New York, and Art-Language, England, May 1969.
Reading Resources: Lawrence Weiner was produced by Art Resources Transfer (A.R.T.) in collaboration with Wendy Tronrud (A.R.T. Education Consultant) in summer/fall 2017.
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