Wittgenstein : The Play of the Unsayable = Wittgenstein : Het Spel van het Naamloze

Kosuth, Joseph and Huys, Marcel and Köb, Edelbert. Wittgenstein : The Play of the Unsayable = Wittgenstein : Het Spel van het Naamloze. Vienna, Austria: Wiener Secession, 1989.

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Abstract (English)

Kosuth uses Wittgenstein's critique of language as a basis for examining the concept and functioning of art. Associating art with indirect assertions where meanings cannot be said directly but can only he shown through the structure of its own articulation, Kosuth refers to this as art's self-referentiality and defines art as "a play within the meaning system of art"; he argues for an art that considers the uses of the elements within the work and their function within the larger cultural and social framework. Brief biographical notes on some of the 84 participating artists.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Kosuth, Joseph (Curator); Kosuth, Joseph (Artist); Kosuth, Joseph (Author); Huys, Marcel (Author); Köb, Edelbert (Author)
Dossier: 381 - BELGIQUE - PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BRUXELLES (Bruxelles)
Collation: 240 p. : 105 ill. (80 col.) ; 26 x 22 cm + fold-out ([26] p. ; 26 x 21 cm) + 1 leaf (25 x 20 cm)
ISBN: 3900803269
Language of Publication: English; German; Dutch
Publishers: Vienna, Austria: Wiener Secession
Artists: Buren, Daniel; Cadere, Andre; Halley, Peter; Jones, Ronald; Judd, Donald; Kelly, Elsworth; Knoebel, Imi; Loucher, Thomas; Lum, Ken; Palermo, Blinky; Walther, Franz Erhard; Zobernig, Heimo; Anselmo, Giovanni; Atkinson, Terry; Baldwin, Michael; Broodthaers, Marcel; Duchamp, Marcel; Kabakov, Ilya; Kosuth, Joseph; Lawler, Louise; Steinbach, Haim; Bijl, Guillaume; Brogger, Stig; Brouwn, Stanley; Buttner, Werner; Dimitrijevic, Braco; De Dominicis, Gino; Kawara, On; Kubelka-Bondy, Friedl; Nauman, Bruce; Oldenburg, Claes; Clegg & Guttmann; Levine, Sherrie; Lewitt, Sol; Perlman, Hirsch; Richter, Gerhard; Warhol, Andy; Williams, Christopher D.; Baldessari, John; Darboven, Hanne; Graham, Dan; Holzer, Jenny; Morris, Robert; Pistoletto, Michelangelo; Sherman, Cindy; Weibel, Peter; West, Franz; Charlesworth, Sarah; Forg, Gunther; Lavier, Bertrand; Prince, Richard; Ray, Man; Vercruysse, Jan; Andre, Carl; Barry, Robert; Gober, Robert; Jones, Ronald; Locher, Thomas; Manzoni, Piero; Mccollum, Alan; Mucha, Reinhard; Rauschenberg, Robert; Smithson, Robert; Stella, Frank; Twombly, Cy; Flavin, Dan; Levine, Sherrie; Staehle, Wolfgang; Kruger, Barbara; Wall, Jeff; Zumpf, Michel; Bloom, Barbara; Van Oost, Jan; Polke, Sigmar; Barry, Robert; Buren, Daniel; Reinhardt, Ad; Ryman, Robert
Critics / Curators / Historians: Kosuth, Joseph
Art Organizations: Belgium - Palais Des Beaux-Arts De Bruxelles (Bruxelles)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 17 Dec. 1989 - 28 Jan. 1990, Paleis von Schone Kunsten (Brussels).
Keywords: ART; MEANING; LANGUAGE; MALEVITCH, KASIMIR; MAGRITTE, RENE; PICABIA, FRANCIS; BALLA, GIACOMO; LISSITSKY, EL; DE CHIRICO, GIORGIO
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 1990
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:35
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/3481
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