Louwrien Wijers

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Louwrien Wijers (born 1941 in Aerdenhout, Netherlands)[1] is a Dutch artist and writer living Amsterdam and St Anna Paulowna.[2] She was involved with the Fluxus art movement and worked with Joseph Beuys from 1968 through 1986. Like Beuys, she considers writing and speaking as sculpture. She makes what she calls "mental sculpture" as well as material sculpture.[3] She has also worked as an art critic for a number of publications.[4]

In 1990, she organized the series of conversations 'Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy' at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, which brought together scientists, economists, thinkers, and artists with guests such the Dalai Lama, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, J.C.J. Vanderheyden, Mother Tessa Bielecki, Lawrence Weiner, and Marina Abramovic. In 1992, she published Writing as Sculpture, a collection of her interviews.[5]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Words to be framed, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Mijn Heyboertijd met Hannes van Es, Kunstruimte Wagemans, Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands, 2003

Publications[edit]

  • Writing as Sculpture: 1978-1987. Wiley, 1996. ISBN 1854901842
  • Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy, From Competition to Compassion. Vch Pub, 1996. ISBN 1854904779

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galerie van Gelder". Galerie van Gelder. Galerie van Gelder. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. ^ "S.o.L. - Louwrien Wijers". rongwrong. rongwrong. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Lecturers: Louwrien Wijers". Higher Institute for Fine Arts. Higher Institute for Fine Arts. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Galerie van Gelder". Galerie van Gelder. Galerie van Gelder. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "S.o.L. - Louwrien Wijers". rongwrong. rongwrong. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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