Joseph Kosuth: The Play of the Unmentionable
An installation by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum
Joseph Kosuth, David Freedberg, introduction Charlotta Kotik
Brooklyn Museum & Thames & Hudson, 2002
At the height of the controversy over government funding for “obscene” works of art, internationally renowned conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth created “The Brooklyn Museum Collection: The Play of the Unmentionable,” an exhibit about censorship. His installation, one of the best-attended, most widely reviewed of the year, juxtaposed works of art from throughout history that had been deemed politically, religiously, or sexually objectionable, with statements about the role of art in society by writers as diverse as Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Book is inside in perfect condition, dust jacket cover: near fine. The back is a bit shaded by the sun.