Lawrence Weiner

Adapted by Lawrence Weiner (b.1942) for this installation, each line of text of “MATTER SO SHAKEN TO ITS CORE TO LEAD TO A CHANGE IN INHERENT FORM TO THE EXTENT OF BRINGING ABOUT A CHANGE IN THE DESTINY OF THE MATERIAL. PRIMARY SECONDARY TERTIARY,” is scaled to be housed within the height of a single precast concrete block. This statement by the artist could be considered an inquiry, instruction, or even an invitation—asking visitors to consider how matter can shift from one state to another, how and when something is elevated from simple material to “art,” and even, perhaps, how we ourselves are impacted by our own lived experience.

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    • MATTER SO SHAKEN TO ITS CORE <br> TO LEAD TO A CHANGE IN INHERENT FORM <br> TO THE EXTENT OF BRINGING ABOUT <br> A CHANGE IN THE DESTINY OF THE MATERIAL <br> PRIMARY <br> SECONDARY <br> TERTIARY
      Lawrence Weiner
      MATTER SO SHAKEN TO ITS CORE
      TO LEAD TO A CHANGE IN INHERENT FORM
      TO THE EXTENT OF BRINGING ABOUT
      A CHANGE IN THE DESTINY OF THE MATERIAL
      PRIMARY
      SECONDARY
      TERTIARY
      , 2002
      On ViewWeiner2002