Looking Up: Lawrence Weiner at Marian Goodman

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Published December 10, 2010

 

PHOTO BY KIRSTEN VIBEKE THUESON WEINER

 

 

In his latest exhibition at Marian Goodman in New York, “Gyroscopically Speaking,” seminal conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner presents new work from the past year. The show explores the fundamentals of the gyroscope, the children’s toy that stands up straight only so long as it is spinning, and whose physical and metaphorical curves the artist envisions as parallel to socio-economic conditions. Over the phone we discussed with him—as ever!—sensuality and art.

ADAM O’REILLY: What do would you like people to take away from the exhibition?

LAWRENCE WEINER: The thing is, I don’t want to fuck up anyone’s life on their way to work. I want to fuck up their whole life. The only way to do that is to present things that, in order to engage with, they have to change their mentality.

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