OUT OF SIGHT is a generic structure by American artist Lawrence Weiner. Based upon the concept of a hopscotch and designed for public institutions, OUT OF SIGHT is flexible. The work is conceived to be exhibited in multiple languages.
Weiner’s signature is his text-based work. His language takes on a new dimension with OUT OF SIGHT, where its presentation takes the form of a game that invites viewers to engage with the work through motion.
Locations already on the calendar for OUT OF SIGHT include Melbourne, New York, Houston, Chicago, and Shanghai. Additional venues in Asia, Europe, and the United States will be confirmed in 2017. At PAMM the work is installed in a bilingual English-Spanish presentation.
Lawrence Weiner was born in 1942 in the South Bronx, New York City. After growing up in the city, he spent the late 1950s and early 1960s venturing in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Weiner’s first exhibition as an artist was in a field in Mill Valley, California, in 1960. Since then, he has maintained:
ART IS THE EMPIRICAL FACT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS OF OBJECTS TO OBJECTS IN RELATION TO HUMAN BEINGS & NOT DEPENDANT UPON HISTORICAL PRECEDENT FOR EITHER USE OR LEGITIMACY
The artist divides his time between his New York City studio and his boat in Amsterdam.
"I am thrilled that PAMM is the first venue to present Lawrence Weiner’s OUT OF SIGHT as part of this global project that will launch at multiple cities worldwide. OUT OF SIGHT inspires audiences from all walks of life to consider visualization, awareness and realizing life goals as part of this unique work of art." – Larry Warsh, Guest Curator and Collaborator
Highlights from the Exhibition
Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT is produced by Guest Curator and Collaborator Larry Warsh and is organized at PAMM by Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. Support is provided by Knight Foundation. Courtesy Lawrence Weiner Studio and Larry Warsh.
#PAMMKids Ask a Curator: “Why didn’t you put your art on the wall?”
In our first ever #PAMMKids Ask a Curator segment, India has some questions for Lawrence Weiner about his OUT OF SIGHT installation, and PAMM Curator María Elena Ortiz provides her with some answers.
Hopscotch Across Lawrence Weiner's Out of Sight at PAMM
Don't let Lawerence Weiner's work fool you. Though he usually refers to the medium of his pieces as "language and the materials referred to," his work is more than meets the eye.