Lawrence Weiner: Dia Beacon, New York, USA

12 August 2022 
This August, Dia Art Foundation presents three exhibitions at Dia Beacon drawn from the institution’s permanent collection. Opening over the course of a month, these presentations of works by Robert Irwin, Blinky Palermo, and Lawrence Weiner demonstrate key themes at the core of Dia’s program: light, space, color, and language. 

In part a medium for representing material relationships in the world, language is at the core of Lawrence Weiner’s practice. Each installation of his works can be conceived in relation to the venue and context. At Dia Beacon, visitors encounter Weiner’s text works in different environments—in a stairwell, in the cafe, over the admissions desk, or on the back of the building. This installation brings a key work, 5 Figures of Structure (1987), back to the galleries, and marks the first presentation of the artist’s work at Dia since his passing in 2021.

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