Lawrence Weiner is an American conceptual artist whose text-based artworks have been exhibited around the world over the past fifty years. His practice consists largely of typographic text and he often refers to language as a form of sculpture, replacing physical material with ideas. Weiner is best known for his unique phrase in the form of installations and presentations of language as art.
Presented in front of NGV International’s iconic Waterwall, Weiner’s latest work Out of sight is a conceptual structure in the form of a floor-based marelle or hopscotch. Through the work the artist aims to inspire all walks of life – especially young people – to think creatively about the direction of their lives and to encourage positive thinking and visualisation.
Weiner’s philosophy for Out of sight is about inspiring others to develop affirmative thoughts and strategies for achieving in life. The ideas contained within the marelle are a recipe for discovering who you want to be and how to get there.