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MADE TO PRODUCE A SPARK, 2006
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
vinyl lettering and signs on wall
©Lawrence Weiner - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
Speaking about his work, Lawrence Weiner has stated: “in a sense, once you know about a work of mine, you own it.” Beginning in the late 1960s, among the pioneers in the ontological investigation of art, the artist identified in “language and the materials referred to” the medium of his sculptural practice.
Using words and semantic constructs that develop the potential of language to communicate without prescribing, Weiner’s works are open to a broad range of interpretations. [...]