Lawrence Weiner, All Within the Realm of Possibility
“Admired Desired Required Acquired All Within the Realm of Possibility”, is a site-specific commission created by noted Conceptual artist, Lawrence Weiner and presented on a series of beams on Aventura Mall’s second-floor ceiling.
The words "ADMIRED DESIRED REQUIRED ACQUIRED" each appears in ruby red paint on a separate beam, while “ALL WITHIN A REALM OF POSSIBILITY”, the summation, is painted in a soft blue-gray. On the facing beams, the corresponding Spanish translation pays homage to South Florida’s international community.
The text, written in block letters, commands immediate attention. It captures a striking emotional progression from a state of appreciation to must-have possession which is underscored by the staccato rhythm of the first four words. In conclusion, the artist notes that whatsoever we absolutely must have is actually within reach. Weiner described the installation as being “..a matter of how we give value to things. Everything that can be admired is within the realm of possibility."
Weiner himself gave significant value to making his work accessible to all and felt that goal was more readily achieved through text-based installations placed outside of traditional art-viewing venues. This passion drove his art until his passing in December of 2021.
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