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Joseph Kosuth is an American contemporary conceptual artist who works with multimedia. From 1955 to 1962 Kosuth studied at the Toledo Museum School of Arts, a year at the Cleveland Art Institute and from 1965 to 1967 at the School of Visual Arts. In the 1970s he studied philosophy and anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York. Today the artist lives and works in New York and Rome.

Joseph Kosuth is the founder and main representative of the analytical direction of conceptual art. In his artworks and editions, he critically examines the truth content of the material and immaterial world. Kosuth understands art as a work to be constructed in the thought process and explores the use of language and meaning in the visual arts.

By questioning traditional artistic forms, practices and approaches in his artworks and editions as well as his large-scale installations, he made an important contribution to the redefinition of the art object from which the formulation of conceptual art emerged. Today the works of the American conceptual artist are part of renowned museums and collections.

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