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neon installation by joseph kosuth references james joyce's finnegans wake
nov 27, 2012
neon installation by joseph kosuth references james joyce's finnegans wake


one part of the installation ‘the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)’ by joseph kosuth, 2012
hand-bent neon
image © kuad gallery

 

 

joseph kosuth: the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)
kuad gallery, istanbul, turkey
on now through february 23rd, 2013

 

kuad gallery, istanbul presents ‘the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)’ – a body of work by american
conceptual artist joseph kosuth showcasing the ongoing exploration based on james joyce’s most complex book ‘finnegans wake’.
the work was commenced four years ago – a meticulously curated collection of words kosuth has chosen from the literature in
reference to their location on the page throughout the book’s text. though the novel is not yet translated into the turkish language
kosuth has decided to build the installation from hand bent white neon words in english and turkish – contrasting the gray walls,
the pieces embracing the power of language and storytelling.

 

 


one part of the installation ‘the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)’ by joseph kosuth, 2012
hand-bent neon
image © kuad gallery

 

 


one part of the installation ‘the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)’ by joseph kosuth, 2012
hand-bent neon
image © kuad gallery

 

 


one part of the installation ‘the wake (an arrangement of references with all the appearance of autonomy)’ by joseph kosuth, 2012
hand-bent neon
image © kuad gallery

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