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THE PLAY OF THE UNMENTIONABLE: AN INSTALLATION BY JOSEPH KOSUTH AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM. David Freedberg et al. Brooklyn Museum, 1990. Published 1992. Published in association with New Press, New York. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York. 164 pp. with 129 ills. (21 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 91-66860 ISBN 1565840046 In English.
Documenting an installation composed of objects and texts selected by well-known American Conceptual artist Kosuth (b. 1945) to address the issue of censorship in the arts, this catalogue presents more than 100 works from the Museum's collection that have been judged objectionable on religious, moral or political grounds, ranging from Indian miniature paintings and 18th-century British porcelain figurines to prints by Goya, paintings by American Impressionists, sculptures by Rodin and photographs by Mapplethorpe. Excerpts from writings by anthropologists, critics and figures as diverse as Oscar Wilde and Adolf Hitler accompany reproductions and descriptions of the exhibited works, supplemented by an interview with Kosuth and a substantial essay discussing the installation and the relationship of art to its cultural and historical contexts.
Artist(s):Kosuth, Joseph
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Several Media — Conceptual Art
Plans: 01,05,07,13,17,20,22
Worldwide Number: 023649
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