Two Oxford Reading Rooms (Signed Poster, 1994)
840 x 510mmEdition of 50
Signed and numbered by the artist
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This edition has been produced on occasion of The Reading Room, for the particular contexts of the Taylor Institution and of the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library.
Please note that these posters are now quite aged and not in pristine condition. If you would like any more information before ordering please contact Paul Sammut.
About the work:
The Reading Room (1994) was a series of new commissions by Lothar Baumgarten, Michael Bracewell, Susan Brind, Brian Catling, Sean Cubitt, Janice Galloway, Douglas Gordon, Jim Harold, Susan Hiller, Hrvoje Horvatic, Ian Hunt, Jackie Kay, Joseph Kosuth, and Elaine Reichek, on the theme of books, reading and knowledge through reading.
The Reading Rooms created were both physical sites and conceptual spaces in which dialogues may take place, highlighting the setting in which some information and knowledge is selected and controlled. In keeping with the theme, the reading rooms were shown in a variety of different locations in London, Glasgow and Oxford, including typical exhibition spaces such as Camden Arts Centre (London), Museum of Modern Art (Oxford) and Transmission Gallery (Glasgow) where the writers and artists interpreted their notion of a reading room in a visual setting.
About the artist:
Joseph Kosuth lives and works in New York and London. He has been awarded the Brandeis Award, 1990; Frederick Wiseman Award, 1991; the Menzione d’Onore at the Venice Biennale, 1993; and the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government,1993 amongst others and is seen as one of the pioneers of Conceptual art and installation art, having initiated language-based works and appropriation strategies since the 1960s. His work has consistently explored the production and role of language and meaning within art.
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