A Syntax of Dependency

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Artists Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner, both grounded in conceptual, post-conceptual and neo-conceptual traditions in art, have engaged in an intense intellectual and artistic dialogue.
Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner, one of the central figures of Conceptual art, was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. He is known for his language-based sculpture and works pursuing inquiries into language and a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship.

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For more than twenty years now, New York-based artists Liam Gillick (°1964) and Lawrence Weiner (°1942), who each represent different aspects of the conceptual, post-conceptual and neo-conceptual traditions in art, have engaged in an intense intellectual and artistic dialogue. In one of a number of conversations between both artists that has been published over the years, they noted how this dialogue has so far ‘failed’ to produce concretely artistic.

This casual observation on an apparently long history of unrealized projects prompted M HKA to invite both artists to develop a project together in which their dialogue would finally be allowed to acquire material form. Their commitment to exploring the many meanings and possibilities of the dialogical model in art is expressed in the exemplary title of the project, A Syntax of Dependency:.

A Syntax of Dependency: took place at M HKA from February 3 till May 29, 2011.