lawrence weiner and ann goldstein
21 Sep 2013

Photo: Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, 2013
Photo: Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, 2013

Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Time: September 21, 2013, 4 – 5:30 pm 
Language: English
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + additional charge €2,50
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As part of the Public Program of the exhibition of Lawrence Weiner drawings, Written on the Wind,  the Stedelijk Museum is honored to present a new stedelijk|forum with a conversation between Weiner and Stedelijk artistic director Ann Goldstein. Weiner is one of the central figures associated with the emergence and foundation of Conceptual Art in the 1960s and remains one of the most significant contemporary artists working today. Renowned for his text pieces and wall installations, Weiner’s work spans a broad range of forms, including drawings, books, films, videos, music, posters, editions, and public projects. The stedelijk|forum conversation will focus on the work in the exhibition Written on the Wind and the long working relationship between Weiner and Goldstein. An introduction to the afternoon will be provided by Soledad Gutiérrez, curator of the Museo D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the curator of the exhibition Written on the Wind.

More information about the speakers 

Lawrence Weiner was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1942. A key figure in Conceptual Art, Weiner has long pursued inquiries into language and the art-making process. From his pioneering installation works of the 1960s and '70s through his new digital projects, Weiner posits a radical redefinition of the artist-viewer relationship and the very nature of the artwork. Translating his investigations into linguistic structures and visual systems across varied formats and manifestations, Weiner has also produced books, films, videos, performances, and audio works. Weiner’s works have been widely exhibited internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been produced at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. His work has been included in major international group exhibitions, including Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and the Venice Biennial.


Ann Goldstein has served as the artistic director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since January 2010. Prior to joining the Stedelijk Museum, Goldstein enjoyed a 26-year tenure at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), where she was senior curator. At MOCA, she was recognized for her expertise in the fields of Minimal and Conceptual art of the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as current practices. In April 2012, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College recognized Goldstein’s work by presenting her with the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.