‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ chronicles Joseph Kosuth’s investigation into the role of language and meaning in art through his use of neon.
An important pioneer of conceptual art, the exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works. Kosuth initiated language based works and the use of photography in the 1960’s. His art strives to explore the nature of art rather than producing what is traditionally called ‘art’.
Living and working between New York and London, the artist characteristically turns his investigations of language and perception into series’ of neon works. He finds this layout opens up space for play and reflexivity. Kosuth’s work frequently references Sigmund Freud’s psycho-analysis and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language.
‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ by Joseph Kosuth will be showing at Sprüth Magers London until February 14th.