Language lies at the core of Lawrence Weiner’s practice, providing a medium for representing material relationships in the external world as objectively as possible. Providing the opportunity for countless manifestations, each installation of Weiner’s 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 café, 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.
Lawrence Weiner was born in New York City in 1942. He died in New York City in 2021.