Lawrence Weiner — Suomi Finland Passi Pass Passport

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“Riffing on an installation by artist Alfredo Jaar, One Million Finnish Passports, in which a million blank passports were piled up to speak about illegal immigration and displacement, Weiner used the device of his friend and colleague, to turn one such passport into a booklet of musings and a metaphor of his own. Suomi Finland Passi Port Passport is the identity of the artist, his calling card, and his certificate of existence. Weiner’s work, his musings, his hopes, and desires, rolled into a plaintive song about waves, and water, love, and a floating sense of longing”


Lawrence Weiner: Suomi Finland Passi Pass Passport. Three Star Books, 2011. 12mo (3.9×5.3 in.) in original wraps in original paperbag, unopened = fine copy. 36 pages

First trade edition – one of 450 numbered copies (= 165)

“The passport as design and art object is a beloved prop in the annals of contemporary art. In the case of Lawrence Weiner’s is composed of texts and abstract visual elements – “Suomi Finland Passi Pass Passport” is a self-portrait of Weiner’s logic in the form of an artwork. Verbal and visual cues swim in equilibrium, with text and image becoming one and the same. Originally drawn in a blank Alfredo Jaar’s Suomi Finland passport this edition is the facsimile of a travelling note book by Lawrence Weiner”

Lawrence Weiner — Suomi Finland Passi Pass Passport