Joseph Kosuth, a major figure of conceptual art, dialogues with Jacinto Lageira, professor of aesthetics, about the relationship of art to language and philosophy.
This discussion will be followed by a signature by the artist of the Jeu du Dicible, published by Beaux-Arts de Paris éditions.
In 1969, he published Art After Philosophy: he plans to "invent new meanings for art", rejects all ideas of aestheticism and formalism and refers in particular to the writings of Wittgenstein. A member of the Art & Langage group from 1969 to 1973, he then represented its American branch and co-edited their magazine The Fox.
He is also a teacher, critic and lecturer and sees his work as an "investigation of art".
Jacinto Lageira is professor of aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
The discussion will be held in English.
Penser le Présent is supported by Société Générale.
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