Thursday, 12 November 2009

Josepth Kosuth - 'Box, Cube, Empty, Clear, Glass--a description" 1965

"The notion of “use” is relevant to art and its “language.” Recently the box or cube form has been used a great deal within the context of art. (Take for instance its use by Judd, Morris, LeWitt, Bladen, Smith, Bell, and McCracken – not even mentioning the quantity of boxes and cubes that came after.) The difference between all the various uses of the box or cube form is directly related to the differences in the intentions of the artists. Further, as is particularly seen in Judd’s work, the use of the box or cube form illustrates very well our earlier claim that an object is only art when placed in the context of art."
Art After Philosophy (1969) Joseph Kosuth

"you do something knowing that its gong to fail and in its failure you will see something" - Josepth Kosuth