February 3, 2017

The Port: Discover Yourself in Lawrence Weiner's Hopscotch-inspired Exhibition

Engage with Lawrence Weinwer: OUT OF SIGHT through motion and play. 

Watch ​PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander introduce the museum’s latest exhibition OUT OF SIGHT, a generic structure by American artist Lawrence Weiner.

The project, based on the design and concept of a hopscotch (or marelle in French), reconsiders language through a new dimension, where its presentation emulates the form of an activity that invites viewers to engage with the work through motion and play.

“Lawrence’s creation physicalizes positive thinking,” said PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. “This artwork connects visitors through a process of shared discovery and echoes themes of joy and personal focus, celebrating the potential within all of us.”

 

It is a highly interactive piece which not only invites guests to physically participate in the work, but to engage in conversations regarding self-realization as well. The viewer navigates the creation as they see fit—interpreting the work while interacting with it. OUT OF SIGHT is a set of guidelines, not a rulebook, and the meaning of this piece is renewed and regenerated with each new step—where it leads is up to each individual.

The work has been conceived with Miami’s multilingual demographic in mind, being exhibited in both English and Spanish. 

Girl playing hopscotch on Lawrence Weiner's black and white installation

Lawrence Weiner, OUT OF SIGHT, 2016. Courtesy the artist © 2016 Lawrence Weiner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York