January 23, 2010 - Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló (EACC) - Lawrence Weiner: Under the Sun
January 23, 2010

Lawrence Weiner: Under the Sun

Lawrence Weiner
Draft of Art Public Project “Under the Sun”

Lawrence Weiner
Under the Sun
(Permanently)

February 5, 2010

Opening: February 5 / 11 amPrim s/n 12003. Spain
Telephone: + 34 964 72 35 40
Fax: + 34 964 26 07 71

www.eacc.es

On February 5th it will be opened in the park “El Pinar” of Grao de Castellón the project conceived by Lawrence Weiner for a public space in the city of Castellón. With the presentation of this piece, the project Under the Sun proposed for the EACC is completed.

The public work refers to questions as to what constitutes a public sculpture? Who and where is this public? Weiner reiterates these questions with this project, which is carried out in three languages: Valencian, Spanish and English.

Under the Sun functions in two discursive contexts, each one alluding to different spaces and ways of meeting or spaces of reception.

Under the Sun joins together these two levels, the one related to language as a necessary and ephemeral stopping place presentation of the public piece and the other as a permanent inscription of the public work itself. They are both different but at the same time indissociable as they share the same poetry.

Under the Sun calls clearly in mind the bullfighting but also the lightness and the elegance of a wave that takes shape in the space as its own territory.

Under the Sun is an invitation of walking, playing or just simply exercising one’s mind.

THE MARKING OF A SPACE WITHIN A PUBLIC PARK THAT IS DEPENDENT UPON MEANING NOT MEANS THE PLACING OF A CLUSTER OF STRUCTURES THAT AFFORD A PLACE DEMARKED AT THAT MOMENT BY THE RESULT OF THE FLICK OF THE WRIST A FORM THAT CAN FLY A KITE OR KILL A BULL WITH GRACE THAT SETS ASIDE A PLACE FOR THE MOMENT THAT IS YOURS BEING ONLY ONE METER HIGH THEY AFFORD NOT PROTECTION BUT A DEMARCATION OF SOVEREIGN TERRITORY WHEN OCCUPIED TWISTED & TURNED UNDER THE SUN
Lawrence Weiner

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