Want an excuse to snoop around the grand rooms of Blenheim palace, birth place of Winston Churchill and masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture? Well here it is. American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner has a new exhibition in this beautiful, historic venue. ‘Within a Realm of Distance’, conceived with Weiner in close collaboration with Blenheim Art Foundation, presents the artist’s playful language-based works in contrast with the Palace’s heritage surroundings.
Untouched for almost 200 years, the ceiling of the Long Library (one of the longest rooms in a private house in Britain) is now home to new work ‘More Than Enough’. Another highlight is ‘Far Enough Away as to Come Readily to Hand’ is a four-metre PVC banner that temporarily replaces a tapestry representing the Battle of Blenheim.
The exhibition is open from 10 October – 20 December. Browse our gallery for a preview.
Photo credit: Hugo Glendinning
Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation