Joseph Kosuth an American conceptual artist, lives in New York and London, after having . His seminal text ‘Art after Philosophy’, written in , had a major impact on the thinking about art at the time and has been seen since as a kind. 3. Art after Philosophy’. Joseph Kosuth. The fact that it has recently become fashionable for physicists themselves to be sympa~ theeic towards religion marks. Joseph Kosuth’s writings, like his installations, assert that art begins where mere physicality ends. The articles, statements, and interviews collected here.

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Through his art, writing and organizing, he emphasized his interest in the dialectical process of idea formation in relation to language and context. Ceci Lia rated it it was amazing May 30, Kosuth himself did come to ameliorate his position. Dover Publicationsp. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Thus there is no jjoseph proposition.

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Inthe Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and the Kunsthalle Bielefeld organized another major Kosuth retrospective. Such an argument is the case of a preconceived notion ordering together not necessarily related facts.

For now it is perhaps enough to emphasise that Kosuth uses the term in a very narrow range, in contrast to most standardised definitions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He remarked in Kate rated it liked it Mar 16, Accordingly, we can say that art operates on a logic. I arrived at these conclusions alone, and indeed, it is from this thinking that my art from if not before evolved.


Lou rated it liked it Apr 23, His work certainly appears to be empirically verifiable: How else can one account for, given his theories — if they have any logic to them at all — his disinterest in Frank Stella, Ad Reinhardt, and others applicable to his historical scheme?

The difference between all the various uses of the box or cube form is directly related to the differences in the intentions of the artists.

For we shall see that the characteristic mark of a purely logical inquiry is that it is concerned with the formal consequences of our definitions of art and not with questions of empirical fact. It takes no hold if there is nothing for it to haul from, for its thinking is the haul, the attraction of likes koauth.

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Even Merleau-Ponty, with his middle-of-the-road position between empiricism and rationalism, cannot express his philosophy without the use of words thus using concepts ; and following this, how can one discuss experience without sharp distinctions between ourselves and the world?

His philpsophy recent exhibition with this organisation was inwhere he exhibited in Palazzo Bembo. Kosuth continued his work, writing, exhibiting and exhibition organizing and rapidly became acknowledged as one of the pioneers of Conceptual art and installation art; initiating language-based works as well as photo-based works and appropriation strategies since the beginning of his work in the mids.

He also lived in an area of Australia some hundreds of kilometers north of Alice Springs with an Aboriginal tribe that, before they were re-located four years previously from an area farther north, not known of the existence of white people. It is in this context that art shares similarities with logic, pyilosophy, and, as well, science.


The Philosophy of Art after ‘Art After Philosophy’ « Ruth Barker

His visual environment in the part of the world in which he lived was fairly consistent. Frank Jones rated it really liked it Apr 14, Brian Derbes rated it really liked it Sep 22, This move could be validated in two ways: After koshth a work in to the Sigmund Josepb MuseumVienna, Kosuth, heavily influenced by Freud, invited other artists to do likewise; today the museum owns 13 works by 13 Freud-influenced Conceptualists.

The function of art, as a question, was first raised by Marcel Duchamp. And what does his taste reflect?

Art After Philosophy and After : Collected Writings, 1966-90

They are linguistic in character because they express definitions of art. Kara rated it really liked it Sep 27, A few examples will point this out.

Attitudes shift just arh culture and societal experience changes, and the text of Art After Philosophy is arguably as significant for all the things which it does not say, as for its youthfully didactic content. Maria Dragan rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Art is the definition of art.