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 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. 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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Art After Philosophy and After Collected Writings, reveals between the lines a definition of “art” of which Joseph Kosuth meant to assure us.

The artist may construct the piece. Fine art has also, of course, become adept at using not just the language of advertising philosopyh also pop-culture more broadly, and in a much more complexly integrated way than it occurred in the work of an older generation — consider the work of Glasgow artists Beagles and Ramsey, for example, in comparison to Warhol.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quote b — Art After Philosophy p But we can use a geometry to reason about physical space.

Art After Philosophy and After: Collected Writings, 1966-1990

One can fly all over the earth in a matter of hours and days, not months. Or, that is to say, when the truth or falsity of its assertion is verifiable on empirical grounds.

The point is this: As long as the idea was fulfilled, the artist had succeeded. To say that a geometrical proposition, or a system of geometrical propositions, is false, is to say that it is self-contradictory.


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

To take the following statement as an example of this: The whole world is there to be seen, and the whole world can watch man walk on the moon from their living rooms.

Anne rated it liked it Mar 09, Randall rated it it was ok Nov 12, This makes them tautological. Art is nothing but art. Formalist criticism is no more than an analysis of the physical attributes of particular objects that happen to exist in a morphological context. Maria Dragan rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Be the first to ask a question about Art After Philosophy and After.

At the School of Visual Arts he made a significant impact while technically a student, influencing fellow students as well as more traditional teachers there at the time such as Mel Bochner. He has been invited as a visiting professor and guest lecturer at various universities and institutions for nearly thirty years, some of which include: Matthew Williams rated it liked it Dec 15, Since Kosuth has also begun working on various permanent public commissions.

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During this period he also maintained his academic interests. Lux Bai rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.

The whole world is there to be seen, and the whole world can watch man walk on the moon from their living rooms. Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership. For the artist, as an analyst, is not directly concerned with the physical properties of things. The difference between all the various uses of the box adter cube form is directly related to the differences in the intentions of the artists.


Collected Writings, by Joseph Kosuth.

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With the advent of modern science, aesthetics as a oosuth value was second to an emphasis on modernity; formalist artwork somehow seemed trivial. Thus there is no final proposition. Thus, as Ayer has stated: Perhaps this can be answered by looking into the difference between our time and the centuries preceding us.

His first conceptual work Leaning Glassconsisted of an object, a photograph of it and dictionary definitions of the words denoting it. On the other hand, let us consider why art cannot be or has difficulty when it attempts to be a synthetic proposition.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: As Sir James Jeans has stated:. Accompanying these photographic images are certificates of documentation and ownership not for display indicating that the works can be made and remade for exhibition purposes.

We take them for granted but without them there would be no art. Currently Professor at Istituto Universitario di ArchitetturaVenice, Kosuth has functioned as visiting professor and guest lecturer at various universities and institutions for nearly forty years, some of which include: For now it is perhaps enough to emphasise that Kosuth uses the term in a very narrow range, in contrast to most standardised definitions.