TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRINT May 1982

Section 2,

I AM NOT CONTENT.

MY COLLEAGUES AND I, DESPITE GOOD WILL, GOOD GRACE, AND A NEED TO KNOW, REVOLVED AROUND THE CONTEXT OF ART. THE QUESTIONS TO BE FOUND REVOLVE AROUND THE CONTENT OF ART.

THE ECUMENICISM NECESSARY FOR A MATERIALIST ARTIST TO CONCEIVE OF THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF EXPRESSIONISM NEW AND/OR OLD ELUDES ME.

THE PRESENT PREOCCUPATION WITH THE MARKET'S DETERMINATION OF ESTHETICS IS A MOOT CONCERN. THE MARKET CAN ONLY DETERMINE THE AMBIANCE.

ART IS AND MUST BE AN EMPIRICAL REALITY CONCERNED WITH THE RELATIONSHIPS OF HUMAN BEINGS TO OBJECTS AND OBJECTS TO OBJECTS IN RELATION TO HUMAN BEINGS.

Lawrence Weiner, taped conversation:

Rather than presume to know what our peers are concerned with, we’ve chosen to invite people for a cocktail and to basically discuss what their concerns are and from that text we'll be able to build our own text, perhaps quoting, perhaps not quoting, perhaps dropping the whole conversation except for one line and addressing that line.

Lawrence Weiner