Joseph Kosuth

The Language of Equilibrium
, 2007
Venice Biennale, Isola of San Lazzaro, Italy
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Biography

 

Born Toledo, Ohio, the United States of America 1945

Lives and works in London, England and New York, the United States of America

 

Joseph Kosuth is one of the pioneers of Conceptual and installation art, initiating language based works and appropriation strategies. At the heart of his pursuit is investigating the production, relationship, and role of language and meaning through art.

For more than 40 years, Kosuth’s works have taken the form of installations, museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications throughout Europe, North America and Asia. In addition, Kosuth has participated in five editions of Documenta in Kassel and five editions of the Venice Biennale.

Awards include the Menzione d’Onore at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in 1993. In 2003 he received the Austrian Republic’s highest honour for accomplishments in science and culture, the Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria. In 2012 he was inducted into the Royal Belgian Academy.

His work is included in most museum collections across the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia.

 

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Exhibitions

Joseph Kosuth

‘An Interpretation of This Title’ Nietzsche, Darwin and the Paradox of Content
, Carriageworks

Recent Works

Joseph Kosuth

anything on earth
, 2011
White neon
16 x 125 cm
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Joseph Kosuth

‘The Paradox of Content #1’ [White]
, 2009
Neon
182 x 141 cm

Joseph Kosuth

‘The Paradox of Content #2’ [White]
, 2009
Neon
86 x 182 cm

Joseph Kosuth

‘The Paradox of Content #3’ [White]
, 2009
Neon
181 x 183 cm

Joseph Kosuth

‘The Paradox of Content #4’ [White]
, 2009
Neon
243 x 164 cm

Publications

Joseph Kosuth

Joseph Kosuth: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
, 2004
Charta

Joseph Kosuth

An Interpretation of This Title – Waiting for – (Texts for Nothing)
, 2012
Macmillan Art Publishing