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03 December 2021

In Memoriam Lawrence Weiner (1942-2021)

Photo: Philip-Daniel Ducasse, © Lawrence Weiner, courtesy Lisson Gallery


“Art ain’t about you. Art ain’t about me. Art is about we. There is no autonomous art.
Each artist functions in society in a non-prescribed manner. Art in itself is engaged in
its pondering not only of its position, but as well of its propositions. The only requirement
of art is that it is public.”

Lawrence Weiner in conversation with Maria Hlavajova, “Art Is about We,” in Rosi Braidotti, Charles Esche, and Maria Hlavajova,
eds., Citizens and Subjects: The Netherlands, for example (Utrecht and Geneva: BAK and JRP|Ringier, 2007), p. 311.