Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Lawrence Weiner, one of the most significant and influential artists of his generation. This will be Weiner's second solo show at the Lisson Gallery and will coincide with the artist's first major US retrospective AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, from November 2007 to February 2008, travelling to MOCA, Los Angeles, in spring 2008.
For almost forty years, Weiner has investigated the nature of language and offered a radical redefinition of the relationship between the artist and the viewer. His investigations into linguistic structures and visual systems have resulted in a wide body of work that includes books, films, videos, performances and audio works. Weiner considers language to be a sculptural material and believes that a construction in language can function as a sculpture, just like more traditional fabricated objects.