Lawrence Weiner: WHEREWITHAL / WAS ES BRAUCHT: Kunshaus Bregenz, Austria

12 November 2016 - 15 January 2017 
On the walls of Kunsthaus Bregenz Weiner’s work becomes a commentary on the architecture, the space, and sensory experience. His works are only apparently site-specific. They relate to themselves, pursue elliptical odysseys through meaning and create deft plays on society, politics, and the place of art.

Lawrence Weiner is particularly important to Kunsthaus Bregenz. Because of his spatial thinking, the model for his text works across the building’s four floors is, according to Weiner, a kind of geyser. Geysers provide valves for excessive pressure, and art is a spontaneous escape from apparently hermetic tectonic crusts. He admits to that as being "idealistic," but this nevertheless remains one of art’s tasks.