Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Four and Four

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 PM

A passage linked to here on the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2015 —

From news.artnet.com, Dec. 16, 2014 —

"Kosuth's early roots were in analytical philosophy, and his neons fiddle with that legacy: it's language that considers the nature of language as it describes the world—as it makes meaning and creates objects. So the earliest here, Five Fives (to Donald Judd, from 1965, is five rows of five words, of the numbers one through to 25 which stack up like bricks in an unfinished wall. Like the nearby phrase "An Object Self-Defined" (Self-Defined Object  [green], 1966), or the four colored words of Four Colours Four Words  (1966) it's a test of the relationship of a thing to an idea to a word. These texts short-circuit the question of how visual art relates to how we speak about it, dating from a period when modern art had gotten stuck with a certain idea of what modern art should look like, and how it should be talked about."

— JJ Charlesworth

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