Messeplatz Project

About this year's project

Basel’s Messeplatz will feature a participatory floor installation titled Out of Sight by Lawrence Weiner, in homage to the artist who passed away in December 2021. Modeled on a hopscotch grid, the work aims to inspire and engage visitors through visualization, physicalizing positive thinking through the use of Weiner's signature typographic texts.

'A person coming in with whatever situation they find themselves in, the minute they have any thoughts about themselves going FROM HERE TO THERE, they will be able to stand in front of the marelle (French for hopscotch) and realize they first have to imagine themselves doing it, that is, assuming a position,' said the artist, Lawrence Weiner.

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