Joseph Kosuth unveils three installations—each showcasing a new body of work—for his eighth solo exhibition at Sean Kelly. Dubbed "Existential Time," the presentation realizes in physical terms the pioneering conceptual artist's most recent epiphanies as he continues to contemplate language and time—and especially as to how these impalpable notions can manifest as art.
From the gallery:
This presentation of three separate bodies of work: Existential Time, Illumination (Existential Time) and Quoted Clocks, all from 2020, investigates time and existence through a variety of references from other writers. Kosuth’s reflection on time in this exhibition stems from both a personal and philosophical concern with finding meaning within the various contexts and narratives life provides. It is thus also an investigation into the process of making meaning in artistic practice.
Joseph Kosuth, 'Quoted Clocks #16', 2020. Clock and vinyl, 15 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches,