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Lawrence Weiner at the Nivell Zero, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona (until 15 November 2008)

The second and third parts of the project 'THE CREST OF A WAVE' by Lawrence Weiner will be presented this evening at Nivell Zero (image above): an adaptation of the sentence painted on the exterior wall of the courtyard in Catalan, Spanish and English. In the interior space the same statement was recorded within a catchy musical composition based on a track by Ned Sublette and The Persuasions.

The last element of the project took place as a small event realised by the Mediterranean on October 6, 2008: an iron horseshoe was wrapped in cotton cloth and was tossed upon a wave's crest.

first part of the project coincided with the 24th September festivities of the patron saint of Barcelona: La Mercè (see post 23.09.08). 300,000 white sugar sachets were distributed throughout emblematic cafés, restaurants and bars of the city [locations: http://www.mapme.com/map/thecrestofawave] to sweeten our conversations.

Exhibition runs until Saturday 15 November. A 16 page booklet has been printed for the ocasion.

Press coverage:

Avui, 8 October 2008 in Catalan 
El Punt, 8 October 2008 in Catalan
Time Out17–23 Octubre 2008, in Catalan
FlashArtOnline, 09.10.08
Exit Express by Frederic Montornés 
Avui by Pilar Parcerissas, 1 November 2008
La Vanguardia by Violant Porcel, 5 November 2008

Nivell Zero at Fundació Suñol
c/ Rosselló, 240
08008 Barcelona
T. (+34) 934 961 032
 Monday to Saturday, 16–20h

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Above: Installation at Nivell Zero–Fundació Suñol of 'A CLOTH OF COTTON WRAPPED AROUND A HORSESHOE OF IRON TOSSED UPON THE CREST OF A WAVE', Cat. #929, 2006–2008. Courtesy the artist. Below: Lawrence Weiner with a horseshoe wrapped around a cloth of cotton.
Courtesy the artist/Latitudes. All photos: Latitudes
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