Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Joseph Kosuth, 1965.
This is one of my favorite (and very popular) conceptual art pieces. Not only was this from a radical new perspective, but deliberatley procative art is already stimulating. One and Three Chairs is essentially an argument. Kosuth places an actual chair against a wall. To its left hangs a dry, documentary-like photograph of that chair, and to its right, a blown up photocopied text panel is to be placed; a dictionary definition of “chair.” It rlly makes obvious how we (the general person) overly focuses on visuals. I battle the possibilities and meanings conveyed. I still question myself when I see it. It's highly intellectually engaging. And of course I love this, it refers to Plato's Forms, in Plato's Republic (Book X).
Joseph Kosuth was 20 years old when he put this together.