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Mar 2009: Joseph Kosuth

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Featured Artist March 2009: Joseph Kosuth (start)
February 28, 2009 11:11am via web

  • I'm facing a 12th century stone wall, the foundation wall of the original palace of the Louvre. I begin with Nietzsche's building material.
    March 3, 2009 6:23pm via web
  • The wall is the surface of its own submerged history. While the objects overhead remain, the spectator blocks the view of the archeologist.
    March 5, 2009 5:27pm via web
  • The archeologist and the librarian find their own traces. (1. An iceberg, upside down. 2. The world's longest conversation.)
    March 9, 2009 6:49am via web
  • We follow the passage along the wall. There are people there, each one bringing another part of a missing equation, never to be completed.
    March 11, 2009 2:38am via web
  • At each corner the wall offers suggestions and options, but also confusion and disorientation. The wall behind offers no anticipation.
    March 13, 2009 5:33am via web
  • The Dungeon is somewhere ahead, and the Well before that. At the end is the Crypt. The wall gives support and it is also my tabula rasa.
    March 14, 2009 5:30am via web
  • The wall begins its path of visibility just there, where a model of the whole palace sits. First you reflect, then a detail becomes large.
    March 15, 2009 3:07am via web
  • I imagine lines beginning to appear, a sparkle is almost visible, the hum of power writes but not its own name. The wall prepares itself.
    March 15, 2009 6:57pm via web
  • Only parts of the wall are ever visible, the totality is in the mind. The text is only complete when you arrive at the Crypt.
    March 16, 2009 7:07am via web
  • The wall’s stones are signed, yet each one remains anonymous. Who writes here? I shall, said the archeologist, with my shovel.
    March 19, 2009 3:56am via web
  • Some walls invite you to ask: what is on the other side? These walls, they describe only their own limit. They take you but ask nothing.
    March 20, 2009 9:07am via web
  • Bright lines form words as they illuminate first themselves, then the wall. The stones and words add up, providing a whole wall and text.
    March 21, 2009 3:36pm via web
  • You distrust the preoccupation with appearance and the wall registers its indifference. The history offered is both profound and mute.
    March 29, 2009 12:56pm via web
  • #14. Almost as a reward, the light takes us deeper into its own self-reflection. Yet you provide the meaning, again to be found there.
    March 30, 2009 5:13pm via web
  • Fifteen stones in place, all out of shadow, these lit words make visible both the viewer and the viewed. The wall, the passage.
    March 31, 2009 11:25am via web
  • Featured Artist March 2009: Joseph Kosuth (end)
    March 31, 2009 3:05pm via web