Paris, Le Louvre, Sully Wing

As a temporary installation, fifteen sentences written in French with neon tubing are placed throughout the excavated ancient parts of the Louvre, along the walls of its medieval section. Archeology, semantics and the viewer’s own engagement are put into play.

“Neither Appearance nor Illusion” is a phrase taken from a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche and is a typical move of appropriation by Joseph Kosuth. The American artist is regarded as a leading figure in conceptual art that principally emerged in New York in the 1960s and approaches art as a production of meaning, in which the idea or concept becomes the defining element of a work.

October 22, 2009 through June 26th, 2010
Musée du Louvre, Sully Wing
34, rue de Rivoli
75008 Paris
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