Edition No. 12
Lawrence Weiner, "NACH ALLES / AFTER ALL", 2000
Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner uses language as his medium. NACH ALLES/AFTER ALL, a work commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim, is composed of texts that address the multiple realities of things as they coexist and interact in the same space. It follows the artist's interest in the work of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the Berlin-born scientist and explorer who delivered his famous Kosmos lectures at the former Vocal Academy in the immediate vicinity of the museum. Von Humboldt's exhaustive classification systems inspired Weiner to reexamine the mundane materials of his surroundings and the ways in which they are ordered. As a special edition for this exhibition, Weiner designed an explorer's kit comprised of two optical instruments: a telescope and magnifying glass. Stored in a luminous orange travel case, these instruments can be used to survey both the minute and the distant. The set of anodized aluminum, optical-precision instruments was produced exclusively for Deutsche Guggenheim's Edition No. 12 in collaboration with the training workshop of Carl Zeiss, Germany.
Galilean telescope (6x36) and magnifying glass of anodized aluminum, engraved
produced by Carl Zeiss, Germany; case of flame-resistant Cordura
produced by Bagjack, Berlin.
Limited edition of 50, numbered by hand and signed by the artist
1242 EUR (Club)
Unter den Linden 13-15
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