As a pioneer of the conceptual art movement that emerged in the mid-1960s, Joseph Kosuth revolutionized art by questioning its very premise. One of Kosuth’s most celebrated works was One and Three Chairs, 1965, in which a chair, a photograph of that chair, and the dictionary definition of the word “chair” were installed side-by-side. Kosuth did not make the chair, take the photograph of the chair, or write the definition of it, all he… Read more
About the artwork
Joseph Kosuth’s linguistic works from the 1960s put him on the map as an early pioneer of Conceptual Art. Over half a century later, he is still dedicated to exploring the role of language and meaning in art, creating often humorous conversational snippets without any context.