Ian Wilson: The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions
Fall 2011–Spring 2015, Dia Beacon
Over his four-decade series of oral artworks, Ian Wilson has sought to foreground the ephemeral nature of art by following a rigorous practice based on the spoken word. The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions traces the thinking that led Wilson to explore pronouncements as form. Neither recorded nor transcribed, Wilson's work exists only for the duration of the conversation.
Discussions took place September 3 and October 1, 2011, March 10, April 7, September 15 and October 20, 2012, March 16, April 20 and November 16, 2013, March 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015.
Ian Wilson was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1940. He died in New York City in 2020.