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How Art Can Use Architecture to Spill Beyond the Gallery Space

How Art Can Use Architecture to Spill Beyond the Gallery Space

In their latest video from the Time-Space-Existence series, PLANE—SITE features acclaimed conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner and his ideas regarding the relationship between people and material objects, language as a gesture, and making art accessible to the public. Lawrence Weiner is known for his typographical art applied onto elements of the built environment, and he describes how architecture itself can become an alternative space to present art.

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Mural, Boston 2015. Image© Geoff Hargadon Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto, Italy 1996. Image© Aurelio Amendola Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, 2016. Image© Luciano Romano Milwaukee Art Museum, 2017. Image© John Magnoski + 8

How Art Can Use Architecture to Spill Beyond the Gallery Space, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2017. Image© John Magnoski
Milwaukee Art Museum, 2017. Image© John Magnoski

Made in collaboration with the GAA Foundation, the video discusses how Weiner's art explores alternative value structures, changing people's impression of the world around them. He describes how art should be of its time, rather than "timeless," as it is the role of art to create a "conversation with the culture." His art is aimed at disrupting the everyday and the ordinary, its location rendering it accessible to all, rather than confined within the limits of gallery or museum space. 

Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Mural, Boston 2015. Image© Geoff Hargadon
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Mural, Boston 2015. Image© Geoff Hargadon
Zocalo Mexico City. Image© Gobierno de la Cuidad de Mexico
Zocalo Mexico City. Image© Gobierno de la Cuidad de Mexico

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Cite: Yiling Shen. "How Art Can Use Architecture to Spill Beyond the Gallery Space" 06 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893777/how-art-can-use-architecture-to-spill-beyond-the-gallery-space/> ISSN 0719-8884
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