Ian Wilson

2020 Ian Wilson. Perfect Jan Mot, Brussels
2020 Not in So Many Words Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
2020 Out of Order. Works From The Haubrok Collection, Part 1 and Part 2 Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, (DE)
2019 Harbinger II: Subtle Collisions Gent University Botanical Garden
2019 Ian Wilson Jan Mot, Brussels
2019 Points de Rencontres Centre Pompidou, Paris
2019 Présences voyageuses FRAC Lorraine, Metz
2018 Time extended / 1964-1978. Works and Documents from the Herbert Foundation. Part III Herbert Foundation, Gent
2018 Bandes à part Le Musée régional d’art contemporain
2018 Talk Show Festival La Panacée, Montpellier
2018 The Transported Man Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
2017 Collective attitudes FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin
2017 The Transported Man

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing

2017 Modus Operandi Société, Brussels
2017 Du verbe à la communication. La collection de Josée et Marc Gensollen Carré d’Art, Mus.e d’art contemporain, Nîmes
2017, May 16 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / A Discussion Tate Modern, London
Ian Wilson - There was a discussion, walking in the Tate Modern, May 18, 2017

Ian Wilson, There was a discussion, walking in the Tate Modern, May 18, 2017, 2017, typewritten certificate signed by Ian Wilson, 28 x 21,5 cm (paper), 42 x 35,2 cm (frame), unique

2017, May 14 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / A Discussion KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2017 Ian Wilson KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2017 Ian Wilson Taro Nasu, Tokyo
2016 Daniel Buren. A Fresco Bozar, Brussels
2015 A Fragile But Marvelous Life Aspen Art Museum
2015 Hotel Theory REDCAT, Los Angeles
2015 Manon de Boer - Joachim Koester - Ian Wilson Jan Mot, Brussels
2015   ArtZuid, Amsterdam
2015, May 12 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / A Discussion P420, Bologna 
2015, May 9 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / A Discussion Jan Mot, Brussels
2015, April 4 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Dia:Beacon
2014 Yokohama Triennale 2014 Yokohama Museum of Art / Shinko Pier, Yokohama
2014 Sapporo International Art Festival 2014 Sapporo
2014 DER LEONE HAVE SEPT CABEÇAS CRAC Alsacen, Altkirch
2014 The Distance Between You And Me Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
2014, March 15 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Dia:Beacon
2014 Flatland. A Plateau of Sculptures MAMCO, Geneva
2013 There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage's 4'33 Museum of Modern Art, New York
2013, November 16 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Dia: Chelsea, New York
2013 Statements Jan Mot, Brussels
2013, May 7,8 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Jan Mot, Brussels
2013, May 4 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute Grazer Kunstverein
2013 Certificate of the discussion presented permanently at the Grazer Kunstverein Grazer Kunstverein
2013   Art Institute Chicago
2013, April 28 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute in Art FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

2013, April 20

The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Dia: Beacon
2013 Statements Jan Mot, Mexico City
2012 Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art Brooklyn Museum, New York
2012 Discussion Villa Reale, Milan
2012   Jan Mot, Brussels
2012, March 27, 28 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute in Art Jan Mot, Brussels
2012, April 7 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute Dia:Beacon
2012 Positions on Conceptual Art Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
2011 The Pure Awareness of the Absolute / Discussions Dia:Beacon
2011 People and Time Jan Mot, Brussels
2011 Geste serpentine et autres prophéties FRAC Lorraine, Merz
2011 The Passenger Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
2011 Underwood Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
2011 Le moins du monde 49 nord 6 est - FRAC Lorraine, Merz
2010 Habiter poétiquement Musée d'art moderne Lille Métropole
2010 Art Unlimited Art 41 Basel
2010 A l'ombre d'un doute FRAC Lorraine, Merz
2010 Play Van Abbe - Part 2: Time Machines: In-between Minimalisms Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2009 Discussioni individuali  Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
2009 Ian Wilson Kunstverein, Amsterdam
2009 Discussion Kunstverein, Amsterdam
2009 Dans l'abîme du Temps, Oeuvres des collections du Frac Lorraine Musée départemental d'art ancien et contemporain, Epinal
2009 Quelque chose du temps FRAC Lorraine, Centre de Détention, Toul
2009 Collected Things Connected Haubrokshows, Berlin
2009 Mario Garcia Torres, Ian Wilson Jan Mot, Brussels
2009 Discussion MAMCO, Geneva
2009 Play Van Abbe, Repitition: Summer Display 1983 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 
2008 This Is Not a Void Galerie Luisa Strina, São Paulo
2008 Plug In #47 Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
2008 Peripherical Vision and Collective Body Museion, Bolzano
2008 On Early Sculpture Jan Mot, Brussels
2008 Time Pieces Jan Mot, Brussels 
2007 In the Stream of Life Bétonsalon, Paris
2007 A Discussion / Ian Wilson at Yvon Lambert New York Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York
2007 Before the End L'Usine, Dijon
2007 A Theatre Without Theatre Museu Berardi, Lisboa
2007 A Theatre Without Theatre MACBA, Barcelona
2007 A Spoken Word Exhibition  Swiss Institute, New York
2007   Art 38 Basel
2007 Art & Language. Stephanie Brooks, Helen Mirra and Ian Wilson Peter Blum Chelsea, New York
2006 Programme Jan Mot, Brussels
2006 Public Space / Two Audiences. Works and Documents from the Herbert Collection MACBA, Barcelona (ES)
2006 Inventory. Works from the Herbert Collection Kunsthaus Graz, Graz 
2006 The Known and the Unknown Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
2006 EindhovenIstanbul Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)
2005 EA/C, Expat-art Centre BizArt, Shanghai
2005   MNAM, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2005 Frieze Projects  Frieze Art Fair, London
2005 Jan Mot Frieze Art Fair, London
2005, May 19 A Discussion / Ian Wilson Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
2005, May 25 A discussion with Ian Wilson ZKM, Karlsruhe
2005   Galerie Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe
2005 Today is Just a Copy of Yesterday Jan Mot, Brussels
2005 Strictement confidentiel. A partir de la collection de Marc et Josée Gensollen Centre d'Art, Vassivière
2004 Two Works Jan Mot, Brussels
2004, June 4,5 Ian Wilson will be at the Jan Mot Gallery for discussions Jan Mot, Brussels
2004 EA / C, Expat-art Centre ICA, London
2004 Don't expect anything. Robert Barry, Tino Sehgal, Ian Wilson Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
2004   MAMCO, Geneva
2003  Les années 70 CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
2002, April 19  Ian Wilson. Discussions of the Absolute Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2002  Conceptual Art in the Netherlands and Belgium, 1965-1975 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2002  One Early Scuplture Jan Mot, Brussels

Ian Wilson, Untitled (Disc), 1966, fiber glass, paint, installation view at Jan Mot

2001, February 11 Ian Wilson: Discussion of the Absolute Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen
2001 Ian Wilson. Works from 1966 to 2001 Peter Blum Gallery, New York
2001, April 26 Discussions of the Absolute Peter Blum Gallery, New York
2001, April 5 Ian Wilson and Robert Ryman Peter Blum Gallery, New York
2000 Nothing in the Main Hall Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2000   Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius / Rooseum Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmö
2000, June 25 Ian Wilson. Discussions of the Absolute Kunsthalle Basel
2000, February 29 Ian Wilson. Discussions of the Absolute Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
2000 Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Objects, Works From the Collection of Annick and Anton Herbert Casino Luxembourg
1999, May 13 Ian Wilson. Discussions of the Absolute Gensollen, Marseille
1999, May 9 Ian Wilson. Discussions of the Absolute Palais des Beaux-arts, Brussels
Ian Wilson - invitation Discussion at BOZAR
1998 Ian Wilson Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels
1996 Perfect Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels
1996 Robert Ryman + Ian Wilson Genesta, London
1995 1965-1975: Reconsidering the Object of Art The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1990 Feux Pâles Musée d'art contemporain Entrepôt, Bordeaux
1989 L'art conceptuel, une perspective Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1986, June 15 That Which is Both Known and Unknown: A Discussion With Ian Wilson (on the occasion of the printing of sections 35 and 36) Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1986, April 10 A Discussion with Ian Wilson Galerie Maeght Lelong, New York
1985 At 1 P.M., 13th January 1985, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1984 Works of Conceptual Art from the Collection of David Bellman Or Gallery, Vancouver
1983 At 20.00 P.M. 3rd June 1983, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1983, May 21   David Bellman Gallery, Toronto
1982 At 20:00 P.M., Tuesday 22nd June 1982, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1981 At 20:00 P.M., 11th May 1981, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1981, May 4 Une discussion avec Ian Wilson Musée National d'Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), Salon Kandinsky, Paris
1980 At 16:00 P.M., June 28th 1980, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1979, June 1-30 Une exposition d'artistes invité par Ian Wilson (lui-même y compris) proposée organisée par Michel Claura 92, rue Saint-Lazar, Paris
1979, May 15, 16, 17 Discussions Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf
1979 On the 28th and the 29th of May 1979, Ian Wilson will be in the gallery for discussions from 2 PM to 6 PM. Michele Lachowsky, Brussels
1979, May 12, 13 Discussions Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Ian Wilson- invitation for Van Abbemuseum
1979, May 3, 4, 5 Ian Wilson sera présent à la galerie pour des discussions Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert, Paris
1978 On March 18, 1978 - at 20h, Ian Wilson will be at the Galerie Vega, for Discussions Galerie Vega, Neupré
1978 March 15, 16 and 17, 1978, Ian Wilson will be in Eindhoven for Discussions Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1978 March 11, 12 and 13, 1978, Ian Wilson will be in Basel for Discussions Rolf Preisig, Basel
1978, March 29, 30, 31 Discussions Villa Seurat, Paris
1978, March 8, 9, 10 Ian Wilson Will Be at the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery for Discussions Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
1977, April 29, May 16 Discussions between Massimo Minini and Ian Wilson Banco, Brescia
1977, April 28 Discussion: Ian Wilson Will Present Plato's Epistemology of The Parmenides Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1977 Discussion New York University
1976, June 1, 2, 3 Discussions John Weber Gallery, New York
1976 May 2nd through 4th 1976 Ian Wilson will be in Basel for discussions Rolf Preisig, Basel
1976 At 8:30 P.M., April 27th 1976, Ian Wilson will be at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, for a discussion Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
1976, May 10 Discussion Maison des centraux, Paris
1975, March 18 Discussion John Weber Gallery, New York
1975, March 20 Discussion Gian Enzo Sperone, New York
1975, February 10 Discussion ICA, London
1975 Daniel Buren, Robert Ryman, Ian Wilson Galerie MTL, Brussels
1975, March 28 Discussion Galerie MTL, Brussels
1974 Contemporanea Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome, Art Section
1974 On the 20th of September 1974 Ian Wilson will be present for discussion from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. Rolf Preisig, Basel
1974 On the 10th of September 1974 Ian Wilson will be in the Cusack Gallery for discussions from 5 P.M to 8 P.M. Houston, Texas
1974, May 9 Discussion New York University
1974, May 5 Discussion New York University
1974, April 8 Discussion New York University
1974 Le 4 avril 1974, à 20 heures précises, 16-18 rue Littré, Paris, Ian Wilson sera présent pour un entretien dont le sujet sera lu par Michel Claura Paris
1974, March 26 Discussion Jack Wendler Gallery, London
1974, May 29 Discussion John Weber Gallery, New York
1973   Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle
Ian Wilson - Invitation card for his discussion at Galleria Toselli in Milan, March 30, 1973
1973, March 30   Galleria Toselli, Milan
1973, March 29 Discussion Jack Wendler Gallery, London
1972, November 29 Discussion John Weber Gallery, New York
1972, May 25 Can Something be "Made" Clear? John Weber Gallery, New York
1972 Le mercredi 28 mars, Ian Wilson discutera un sujet dont le thème sera annoncé dans la Galerie MTL Galerie MTL, Brussels
1972, March 25 Das Konzept ist die Form Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
1972, February 2 Discussion Galleria Toselli, Milan
1972, January 25, 26, 27 Ian Wilson ist da! Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf
1971 Arte de Sistemas Centro de Arte y Communicación, Buenos Aires
1971 The Boardwalk Show Protect-Rivkin, Washington, D.C.
1971 At the moment Doorway-Hall, Zagreb
1971, November 20 Discussion John Weber Gallery, New York
1971   California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles
1970, December 1 Discussion Café de la Monnaie, Paris
1970, November 15, 16 Discussions Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
1970 Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects The New York Cultural Center
1970, February 12 Discussion Albergo Rosa, Milan
1970   Nigel Greenwood, London
1970   The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1970, January 7, 14 Ian Wilson Jack Wendler Gallery, London
1970 Discussion ICA, London
1969 557,087 Seattle Art Museum Pavilion
1969 995,000 Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1969 Number 7 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
1969, March 31 One month/March 1969, Various locations throughout the world; each artist an assigned day  
1969, March 19 Konzeption - Conception Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen
1969, March 17 Time: A Panel Discussion The New York Shakespeare
1968 There was a discussion, in New York in 1968, on the idea of time Bykert Gallery, New York 

The above layout is inspired by Mousse magazine’s timeline designed to accompany the essay on Ian Wilson "A Rose Is a Rose" by Catherine Wood, published in Mousse 72 (Summer 2020).

Sections

Ian Wilson - set of 5 sections

Ian Wilson, Set of 5 Sections: 441 – 445, 2014, 5 individually numbered books, ink on paper, certificate of authenticity signed by the artist with the text “The Set of 10 (sic) Sections, 441-445, with the word Perfect, is authorised by Ian Wilson”, 30,2 x 22 x 2,2 cm (book, each), unique

Ian Wilson - set of 10 sections

Ian Wilson, Set of 10 Sections: 431 – 440, 2014, 10 individually numbered books, ink on paper, certificate of authenticity signed by the artist with the text “The Set of 10 Sections, 431-440, with the word Perfect, is authorised by Ian Wilson”, 30,2 x 22 x 2,2 cm (book, each), unique

Statements

Ian Wilson - Statements

Ian Wilson, A discussion, 1977, A typewritten sheet of paper with the text: ” A discussion.”, signed and numbered by the artist, 27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame), edition of unlimited

Ian Wilson - Statements

Ian Wilson, There is a discussion, 1972, typewritten sheet of paper with the text: “There is a discussion”, signed and numbered by Ian Wilson, 27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame), edition of unlimited

Ian Wilson - Statements

Ian Wilson, There was a Discussion, 1970, A typewritten sheet of paper with the text: “There was a discussion”, signed and numbered by the artist, 27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame), edition of unlimited

Ian Wilson - Statements

Ian Wilson, Time (Spoken), 1982, typewritten sheet of paper with the text: “Time spoken, 1982. This work is installed when the word ‘Time’ is spoken.”, signed and numbered by the artist, 27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame), edition of unlimited

Discussions

Ian Wilson - 6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson
6 Discussions with Daniel Buren, in Paris, in the years 1970 to 1980
7 printed certificates signed by Daniel Buren and Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Ian Wilson -There was a discussion at the Galleria Toselli-1973

Ian Wilson
There was a discussion at the Galleria Toselli in Milan, March 30, 1973
typewritten certificate signed by Ian Wilson
27,9 x 21,6 cm (paper), 43 x 34 x 2 cm (frame)

Circles

Ian Wilson - Circle on the Floor

Ian Wilson
Circle on the floor, 1968
white chalk circle on the floor
certificate of authenticity signed by Ian Wilson
⌀ 183 cm

installation view at Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard Brussels, 1998

Paintings

Ian Wilson - Dark Grey Peripheral Rectangle

Ian Wilson
Dark Grey Peripheral Rectangle, 1966 – reconstructed in 2008
acrylic paint on canvas
61 x 91.5 cm (exterior), consisting of two L-shaped elements, attached together and forming a rectangular void in the centre

Biography

Ian Wilson 
1940, Durban (ZA) - 2020, New York (US)

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