WEINER Lawrence
(New York, Bronx 1942)
Once upon a time. C'era una volta. Text Lawrence Weiner. Photos Giorgio Colombo
Luogo: Milano
Editore: Published by Franco Toselli
Stampatore: N. D.
Anno: 1973
Legatura: brossura cartonata editoriale
Dimensioni: 17x12 cm.
Pagine: pp. [44]
Descrizione: libro d’artista con copertina fotografica e 8 immagini fotografiche scattate da Giorgio Colombo contenente una serie di testi e dichiarazioni di Lawrence Weiner in inglese e italiano. Layout di Piera Crovetti. Primo libro d’artista di Weiner nell’ambito della fotografia. Tiratura di 1.000 esemplari. .
Bibliografia: Delcroix 2011: pag. 202; Lailach 2005: pag. 167; Schwarz 1989: n. 12, pag. 33
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"Weiner's first venture into photography (…). The photographs show scenes of contemporary Italy and lend the work a historical context. . . The photographs in this book do not have a documentary function; they serve as a mise-en-scene for the structure of the work, comparable to a stage or film setting. The setting provides a framework for the imagination but it does not thereby restrict the meaning of the work to a particular geographical or historical situation. The representative function of photography is different from that of language because it is indexical, that is, specific and necessarily dependent upon a real event. Since the photographs serve neither narrative nor illustrative ends but merely isolate and objectify situations, Weiner deploys his pictures as allegorically as he does language. A flash of recognition and identification is followed by a sense of having been excluded and a desire for symbolic reconstruction. . . For the first time, Weiner included comments and questions in a work. This was a consequence of the momentum his art had gathered by this time. Several solo shows and participation in major thematic exhibitions made it seem redundant to use books merely as an accommodation for his works. Unlike the neutralizing function of spaces in galleries or institutions, the book could be a resonator for questions concerning the relationship between the work and the receiving public or between the work and its potential application and function beyond the art context.” (Schwarz 1989).