Lawrence Weiner
Out of sight

Free entry

NGV International

Ground Level

10 Feb 17 – 9 Jul 17

Open 10am–5pm
Van Gogh and the Seasons open from 9am

OUT OF SIGHT is a generic structure by American artist Lawrence Weiner. Based upon the concept of a hopscotch and designed for public institutions, OUT OF SIGHT is flexible. The work is conceived to be exhibited in multiple languages.

Weiner’s signature is his text-based work. His language takes on a new dimension with OUT OF SIGHT, where its presentation takes the form of a game that invites viewers to engage with the work through motion.

Locations already on the calendar for OUT OF SIGHT include Miami, New York, Houston, Chicago and Shanghai. Additional venues in Asia, Europe and the United States will be confirmed in 2017. At NGV International the work is installed in English.

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the South Bronx, New York City. After growing up in the city, he spent the late 1950s and early 1960s venturing in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Weiner’s first exhibition as an artist was in a field in Mill Valley, California, in 1960. Since then, he has maintained:

ART IS THE EMPIRICAL FACT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF OBJECTS TO OBJECTS IN RELATION TO HUMAN BEINGS & NOT DEPENDANT UPON HISTORICAL PRECEDENT FOR EITHER USE OR LEGITIMACY

The artist divides his time between his New York City studio and his boat in Amsterdam.

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© 2016 LAWRENCE WEINER
Courtesy of the Artist and Moved Pictures Archive, NYC

Lawrence Weiner
American born 1942
OUT OF SIGHT 2016 (detail)
Courtesy of the artist
© Lawrence Weiner/ARS, New York. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney

OPENING WEEKEND

Hear Melbourne teens respond to the OUT OF SIGHT journey by reflecting on who they are, who they want to be – and how they aim to get there.

OUT OF SIGHT is a global project launching at multiple cities worldwide.

Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government's Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme. Find out more.