In the art world, the name Lawrence Weiner is almost mythical. He has exhibited in major museums around the globe and behind his rugged appearance is a real guru of contemporary art, an artist with great authority and unquestionable historical value. Together with big names like Joseph Kosuth and Sol Lewitt, Weiner is one of the central figures of Conceptual Art, a movement that, since the sixties, has opened up the traditional concept of a work of art to the very idea of thought and social process. Bolstered by illustrious precursors such as Duchamp's famous urinal, Conceptual Art goes beyond painting and sculpture, opening up artistic practice to gesture and language. On this basis, Weiner has made the word and its graphic representation his main means of expression, an instrument and material for art installations in which short sentences interact with the surroundings, whether it is a writing on a wall or a sign by the sea.