Joseph Kosuth

Joseph Kosuth

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Kosuth (born January 31, 1945), is an American conceptual artist. Kosuth was born in Toledo, Ohio, and studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1965 to 1967. His art generally strives to explore the nature of art, focusing on ideas at the fringe of art rather than on producing art per se. Thus his art is very self-referential, and a typical tautological statement is this: "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art." One of his most famous works is One and Three Chairs, a visual expression of Plato's concept of The Forms. The piece features a physical chair, a photograph of that chair, and the text of a dictionary definition of the word "chair." The photograph is a representation of the actual chair situated on the floor, in the foreground of the work of art. The definition, posted on the same wall as the photograph, delineates in words the concept of what a chair is, in its various incarnations. In this and other, similar works, Five Words in Blue Neon and Glass One and Three, Kosuth forwards tautological statements, where the works literally are what they say they are.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613569152X
  • 9786135691528