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2009 - 2010

Ni apparence ni illusion


Joseph Kosuth


Mediums: neon, transformers.
Location: the Louvre Museum, Paris (France).

Joseph Kosuth installed 15 neon text lines on the foundation walls of the medieval Louvre Palace; he took them from an artwork he developed for reading on the Internet (this was a project for young artists at the Brooklyn Museum). In this context, that is, when a medieval archaeological site is combined with a historical art institution, the work of Kosuth reveals yet another area of ​​potential significance. The title of the work is a reference to Nietzsche – an appeal to philosophical texts has always been a hallmark of Kosuth’s installations. The work is undoubtedly one of the artist’s most successful and impressive creations – its demonstration at the medieval Louvre lasted from October 2009 to June 2010; in 2014, it became a part of the museum’s permanent exhibition.