Lawrence Weiner | MENS REA

Lawrence Weiner | MENS REA

Lawrence Weiner | MENS REA

Giorgio Persano

Via Principessa Clotilde 45


October 17, 2013 – January 18, 2014
Extended until February 28, 2014

The gallery’s season of exhibitions opens on 17th October with a new one-man show by Lawrence Weiner. The title of the exhibition is MENS REA.

Starting with the presumption that thought is guilty only when it generates an action, within the space of the gallery the artist presents concrete examples of things that on the one hand are associated with concept, while on the other they are ready to free themselves into an infinity of new considerations.
Weiner thus foresees the maximum level of interpretative autonomy for the public, to whom he passes the responsibility for the presumed verdict.
Suspended in doubt, the sculptures offer no replies but suggest possible questions that are open to a variety of interpretations.

A central figure in Conceptual Art, Weiner’s work has been appreciated around the world since 1960. His way of producing art by presenting the art object itself as pure language has contributed to a clear turning point in the history of art.
His works are to be found in the contemporary art collections of leading international museums.
A major exhibition of his work is currently open at the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam.

Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in New York, where he lives and works.