Joseph Kosuth

  • , Four Colors Four Words, 1966
    Violet, red, yellow, blue neon mounted directly on the wall
    3 7/8 x 77 1/2 inches
    10 x 197 cm
  • , Ni apparence ni illusion, 22.10.09 - 02.06.10
    The Louvre, Paris
  • , Ni apparence ni illusion, 22.10.09 - 02.06.10
    The Louvre, Paris
  • , Du phénomène de la bibliothèque [Roland Barthes], 2006
    Silkscreened Glass, neon, philosophy book
    250 x 122,73 cm
  • , Du phénomène de la bibliothèque [Friedrich Nietzsche] version II, 2006
    Silkscreened Glass, neon, philosophy book
    104 x 200 cm
  • , Du phénomène de la bibliothèque [Paul Ricoeur], 2006
    Silkscreened Glass, neon, philosophy book
    166 x 250 cm
  • , Titled (A.A.I.A.I.) [F.E. Special]#1, 1967
    Black and white plastic photography laminated panel
    120 x 235 cm
  • , Titled (A.A.I.A.I.) The Frank form, 1968
    Black and white plastic photography laminated panel
    120 x 120
  • , Recognizable Differences, 2005
    Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Joseph Kosuth is a key figure in the redefinition of the art object that took place during the 1960s and 70s with the formulation of Conceptual art, which questions art’s traditional forms and practices, as well as the assumptions surrounding them. To do this, Kosuth was among the first to employ appropriation strategies, texts, photography, installations and the use of public media, as well as to write the earliest theoretical texts supporting it. With Kosuth, art itself is essentially a questioning process. As a result, all aspects of the activity of art has been reconsidered, from the function of objects to the role of the exhibition itself. Since the 1960s the elements in his work have all been employed from other contexts: philosophy, literature, reference books, popular culture, scientific theory and so on. He utilizes our inherited meanings to construct a new meaning of his own.


Exhibitions


News

  • Joseph Kosuth at Frieze New York - booth C24


    Randall's Island Park
    May 2 - 6, 2018

    Almine Rech Gallery looks forward to welcoming you at Booth C24 with a solo presentation by Joseph Kosuth. 

    The work titled Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) (2018) is made up of body of different colored neon works that read Any Message?. In this new series of work, Kosuth appropriates this text from George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a story which gives a tragic illustration of what the world would be without the freedom to think.

    Opening Hours

    Wednesday Preview, May 2: First Access 10am - 7pm
    Thursday Preview, May 3: 11am - 8pm
    Thursday Private View, May 3: 5pm - 8pm
    Friday, May 4: 11am - 7pm
    Saturday, May 5: 11am - 6pm
    Sunday, May 6: 11am - 6pm


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