Apr 19, 2017
Art Should Fuck Up Your Life: The Zen of Lawrence Weiner
At 19, Lawrence Weiner created Cratering Piece by detonating four explosions in a field in California, which set him on an international art career. He is known for his contribution to conceptual art through text-based sculpture, in which the statement describing a work is indistinguishable from the work itself. A week before being honored at New York's The Kitchen Gala, Lawrence sat down with Creators to discuss how Cratering Piece launched him as an artist, how his perspective on the work has changed, and the role he envisions for art in our culture.