Art After Philosophy and After

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Art After Philosophy and After

Collected Writings, 1966–1990

By Joseph Kosuth

Edited by Gabriele Guercio

Foreword by Jean-François Lyotard

The articles, statements, and interviews collected here, produced over a period of twenty-four years, range over philosophy of language, anthropology, Marxism, and linguistics to discover the common principles that inform representation while negotiating the endlessly complex debates about art of the last two decades.

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The articles, statements, and interviews collected here, produced over a period of twenty-four years, range over philosophy of language, anthropology, Marxism, and linguistics to discover the common principles that inform representation while negotiating the endlessly complex debates about art of the last two decades.

Joseph Kosuth's writings, like his installations, assert that art begins where mere physicality ends. The articles, statements, and interviews collected here, produced over a period of twenty-four years, range over philosophy of language, anthropology, Marxism, and linguistics to discover the common principles that inform representation while negotiating the endlessly complex debates about art of the last two decades. Rooted in Freud, Wittgenstein, and French theory, Kosuth's work investigates the linguistic nature of art propositions and the role of social, institutional, psychological, and ethnological context. As a whole, his writings present a new definition of an expanded role and responsibility for the artist. Joseph Kosuth first received widespread notice at the Museum of Modern Art's "Information" exhibition and the Kunsthalle Bern's "When Attitudes Become Form" in the late 1960s. Today he is considered a founder of what has become known as conceptual art. His work appears in the permanent collections of many major museums.

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Out of Print ISBN: 9780262111577 312 pp. | 6.75 in x 9.5 in

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Editors

Gabriele Guercio

Gabriele Guercio is an independent writer living in Milan. He has lectured at the Universities of Rome and Naples and has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery and a recipient of a J. P. Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. He is the author of Art as Existence: The Artist's Monograph and Its Project and the editor of a volume of Joseph Kosuth's writings, Art After Philosophy and After (both published by the MIT Press).

Contributors

Jean-François Lyotard.