Joseph Kosuth

Tabula Rasa (14 Times)


Shanghai

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  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Violet neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Yellow neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Ruby red neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Orange neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Green neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, [Chinese], 2018
    Cobalt blue neon mounted directly on the wall
    21.3 x 80.5 cm
    8 1/2 x 31 3/4 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Yellow neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Violet neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Pink neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Orange neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Green neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Cobalt blue neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Warm white neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in
  • , Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell) #1, 2018
    Cool white neon mounted directly on the wall
    18 x 94.1 cm
    7 1/8 x 37 in

Press release

Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to present Tabula Rasa (14 Times), comprised of Joseph Kosuth’s neon works in eight colors titled ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell)’ in both Chinese and English that pose the question Any Message?

In this recent series, Kosuth appropriates text from George Orwell’s 1948 dystopian novel 1984, a story which is a tragic illustration of what the world would be without the freedom to think and evaluate truth. Orwell’s unanswered question is mediated through Kosuth’s signature use of neon, toggling back and forth between languages and colors, demanding an answer of the viewer.

- Joseph Kosuth Studio