Ian Wilson / Discussions
Over his four-decade series of oral artworks, Ian Wilson has sought
to foreground the ephemeral nature of art by following a rigorous
practice based on the spoken word. The Pure Awareness of the
Absolute / Discussions traces the thinking that led Wilson to
explore pronouncements as form. Neither recorded nor transcribed,
Wilson’s work exists only for the duration of the conversation.
This program is made possible by Giovanna Panza di Biumo and Giuseppino Panza de Biumo, Erica and Joseph Samuels, and Dia’s Commissioning Committee: Jill and Peter Kraus, Leslie and Mac McQuown, Genny and Selmo Nissenbaum, and Liz Gerring Radke and Kirk August Radke.