we can freely substitute the majors, minors and conclusions: “I want that dress. You can wear it on vacation. You have to think. You don’t have a warm jacket? Let’s go and buy one. How long? Fur-lined boots. I can’t really see you in those.” Etc. Of all the artists I have quoted, Lawrence Weiner is the one who most clearly poses the ghost question: “Who is there?” Only the listener can give meaning to this simultaneity, a meaning that will change from one listener and one listening to another. It is to the listener that the reality of the work belongs because the listener is the one who makes it real, differently each time. In other words, there is no problem with Aristotle if everyone is called Aristotle. “The time has come to talk of many things […] of cabbages and kings,” says the artist.
Translation, C. Penwarden