Joseph KosuthClock (One and Five), English/Latin Version (Exhibition Version) 1965, 1997

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Joseph Kosuth (born 1945)
Clock (One and Five), English/Latin Version (Exhibition Version)
Date 1965, 1997
MediumClock and 4 works on paper, photograph and printed paper
Acquisition Transferred from the Irish Museum of Modern Art 1997
Not on display

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This work comprises a clock, a photograph of it, and three enlarged entries from an English/Latin dictionary for the words ‘time’, ‘machination’ and ‘object’. In its combination of a real clock with a photographic image and related linguistic definitions, this work can be seen as a meditation on the nature of time and on ways of representing the concept of a clock.

September 2004

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