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Writing on the Walls
Lawrence Weiner, Cat.#939, 2007.
A leading figure for conceptual art in the 1960s, the typographical work of New York-born, Lawrence Weiner, is on display at the South London Gallery until the 23rd November. Although classified as a conceptual artist, Weiner prefers to consider himself a sculptor, whose wall text is formed from various materials, such as paint and vinyl.
Writing is an interesting form of art, particularly when it is displayed in this unconventional manner. A two-day programme on the 22nd & 23rd November will look at the potential for language in art, and will include six film screenings from Lawrence Weiner's Comic series. These are free to attend, but there will also be a premiere of his latest film, Dirty Eyes, which you can see for £3.
The sculptural text that appears in All in Due Course begins in the main and first floor galleries, then travels outdoors into the Fox Gardens, before wandering off site completely. Visitors can trace the exhibition down to a former fire station on Peckham road, opposite the gallery.
If you like Weiner's work, the artist has also created a limited edition poster and temporary tattoo, which can be bought online or from the book shop.
You can choose to explore the exhibit by yourself, but you'll probably gain more insight by taking a guided tour, which are free to go Tuesdays -Sundays at 1pm.