Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

 

Joseph Kosuth
February 8–April 13, 2006
London

Sprüth Magers Lee is proud to present a long-awaited in-depth survey show of the works of Joseph Kosuth. The exhibition, which covers a forty-year history, includes many works never before seen in Great Britain. The exhibition begins with key works from the 1960's through to new work done specifically for this show. The installation of the exhibition is itself a project by the artist. The work of Joseph Kosuth last seen in London was in the opening show of the Tate Modern in May 2000, with the work shown having been purchased by the museum in 1971. This particular work, ‘Clock –Once and Five’, 1965, was done when Kosuth was just 20 years old. He has had over three hundred one person exhibitions around the world since.

Joseph Kosuth is a key figure in the redefinition of the art object that took place during the 1960's and 1970's. Conceptual art, as it has been since called, brought Kosuth international acclaim as he is seen as one of its most major practitioners, contributing both the earliest works, its most well-known theoretical text, as well as organizing its first exhibitions. Joseph Kosuth's work has had a major impact on the present practice of art. He was arguably the first to employ appropriation strategies, texts, photography, installations and the use of public media. Sprüth Magers Lee is delighted to present for the first time in London a selection of Joseph Kosuth's work, from key early works of the 1960's through four decades to his most recent works. This long over-due exhibition opens February 7th.

 

Installation Views
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

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Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Installation view, Sprüth Magers Lee, London, February 8–April 13, 2006

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Exhibited Works
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
'One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.]', 1965
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Joseph Kosuth
One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.], 1965
Certificate of authenticity
Photograph, mounted photograph of a photograph, and mounted photographic enlargement of a dictionary definition
left to right: 43 x 64 cm. 43.8 x 64 cm. 61 x 76 cm
left to right: 17 x 25 1/4, 17 1/4 x 25 1/4, 24 x 30 inches

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Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
'Any Two Meter Square Sheet of Glass to Lean Against Any Wall', 1965

Joseph Kosuth
Any Two Meter Square Sheet of Glass to Lean Against Any Wall, 1965
Cast metal plaque and glass
Cast metal plaque: 9 x 24.5 cm, glass: 200 x 200 cm
Cast metal plaque: 3 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches, glass: 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [‚present‘, four etymological parts], 1968

Joseph Kosuth
Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [‚present‘, four etymological parts], 1968
4 black and white photostats mounted on board
C-print on fotopaper mounted on Aludibond
each 120 x 120 cm
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Function, 1970

Joseph Kosuth
Function, 1970
85 framed prints on paper
each 24.3 x 17.5 cm
each 9 5/8 x 7 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
‚A Condition of Consciousness‘ [ruby red], 1988

Joseph Kosuth
‚A Condition of Consciousness‘ [ruby red], 1988
Red neon, framed black and white photograph
Neon: 249 x 196 cm, picture: 45.7 x 37.5 cm
Neon: 98 x 153 1/2 inches, picture: 18 x 14 3/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
'Double Reading #21', 1993

Joseph Kosuth
'Double Reading #21', 1993
Certificate of authenticity
Screenprint on glass, white neon
144 x 153 x 7 cm
56 3/4 x 60 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
Individual panels:
130 x 96 cm + 96 x 34.5 cm
51 1/8 x 37 7/8 inches + 37 7/8 x 13 5/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
The Thing-In-Itself is Found in its Truth Through the Loss of its Immediacy III, 1993

Joseph Kosuth
The Thing-In-Itself is Found in its Truth Through the Loss of its Immediacy III, 1993
Photopaper mounted on linen canvas
4 parts
Overall: 90 x 240 cm
Overall: 35 3/8 x 94 1/2

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Catharsis, Conversion, Traumata, 1986

Joseph Kosuth
Catharsis, Conversion, Traumata, 1986
White neon
3 parts
catharsis: 14 × 72 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
conversion: 14 × 82 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
traumata: 14 × 74 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Mondrian’s Work I, 2005

Joseph Kosuth
Mondrian’s Work I, 2005
Silkscreen on glass, white neon
200 × 200 × 6 cm
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #69, reads: There is no object that does not imply a viewpoint. P.B. - Pierre Bourdieu, 2004

Joseph Kosuth
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #69
reads: There is no object that does not imply a viewpoint. P.B. – Pierre Bourdieu
, 2004
Two glass panels, vinyl text, neon, transformer
17.78 × 111.1 cm
17.78 × 80.8 cm
7 × 43 3/4 in.
7 × 31 7/8 in.

Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
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Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15,1999
Lambda print mounted on 2mm aluminium
90 x 304.8 cm
35 3/8 x 120 inches

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Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth
'#II49. (On Color/Multi #2)', 1991
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Joseph Kosuth
II 49 (On Color / Multi #2), 1991
Certificate of authenticity
Multi-coloured neon
13.5 x 396 x 4 cm
5 1/4 x 156 x 1 5/8 inches

More views
Details
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.], 1965
Certificate of authenticity
Photograph, mounted photograph of a photograph, and mounted photographic enlargement of a dictionary definition
left to right: 43 x 64 cm. 43.8 x 64 cm. 61 x 76 cm
left to right: 17 x 25 1/4, 17 1/4 x 25 1/4, 24 x 30 inches

Joseph Kosuth
'One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.]', 1965
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.], 1965 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
'One and Three Photographs [Ety./Hist.]', 1965
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Any Two Meter Square Sheet of Glass to Lean Against Any Wall, 1965
Cast metal plaque and glass
Cast metal plaque: 9 x 24.5 cm, glass: 200 x 200 cm
Cast metal plaque: 3 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches, glass: 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth
'Any Two Meter Square Sheet of Glass to Lean Against Any Wall', 1965
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [‚present‘, four etymological parts], 1968
4 black and white photostats mounted on board
C-print on fotopaper mounted on Aludibond
each 120 x 120 cm
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth
Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [‚present‘, four etymological parts], 1968
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Function, 1970
85 framed prints on paper
each 24.3 x 17.5 cm
each 9 5/8 x 7 inches

Joseph Kosuth
Function, 1970
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
‚A Condition of Consciousness‘ [ruby red], 1988
Red neon, framed black and white photograph
Neon: 249 x 196 cm, picture: 45.7 x 37.5 cm
Neon: 98 x 153 1/2 inches, picture: 18 x 14 3/4 inches

Joseph Kosuth
‚A Condition of Consciousness‘ [ruby red], 1988
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
'Double Reading #21', 1993
Certificate of authenticity
Screenprint on glass, white neon
144 x 153 x 7 cm
56 3/4 x 60 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
Individual panels:
130 x 96 cm + 96 x 34.5 cm
51 1/8 x 37 7/8 inches + 37 7/8 x 13 5/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth
'Double Reading #21', 1993
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
The Thing-In-Itself is Found in its Truth Through the Loss of its Immediacy III, 1993
Photopaper mounted on linen canvas
4 parts
Overall: 90 x 240 cm
Overall: 35 3/8 x 94 1/2

Joseph Kosuth
The Thing-In-Itself is Found in its Truth Through the Loss of its Immediacy III, 1993
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Catharsis, Conversion, Traumata, 1986
White neon
3 parts
catharsis: 14 × 72 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
conversion: 14 × 82 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 32 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
traumata: 14 × 74 × 4 cm | 5 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth
Catharsis, Conversion, Traumata, 1986
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Mondrian’s Work I, 2005
Silkscreen on glass, white neon
200 × 200 × 6 cm
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth
Mondrian’s Work I, 2005
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #69
reads: There is no object that does not imply a viewpoint. P.B. – Pierre Bourdieu
, 2004
Two glass panels, vinyl text, neon, transformer
17.78 × 111.1 cm
17.78 × 80.8 cm
7 × 43 3/4 in.
7 × 31 7/8 in.

Joseph Kosuth
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #69, reads: There is no object that does not imply a viewpoint. P.B. - Pierre Bourdieu, 2004
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15,1999
Lambda print mounted on 2mm aluminium
90 x 304.8 cm
35 3/8 x 120 inches

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
Essay #15, 1999
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
II 49 (On Color / Multi #2), 1991
Certificate of authenticity
Multi-coloured neon
13.5 x 396 x 4 cm
5 1/4 x 156 x 1 5/8 inches

Joseph Kosuth
'#II49. (On Color/Multi #2)', 1991
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London
Joseph Kosuth – Joseph Kosuth – London

Joseph Kosuth
II 49 (On Color / Multi #2), 1991 (detail)

Joseph Kosuth
II 49 (On Color / Multi #2), 1991
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