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Joseph Kosuth | o.T.

» Location: Am Hohen Ufer (at Roßmühle/Pferdestraße)

Joseph Kosuth | o.T. © HMTG

Joseph Kosuth | o.T.

For his light installation, the internationally renowned American concept artist Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945 in Toledo, Ohio) selected a quotation by the Hannover man of letters Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) alluding to a central idea from his metaphysical theories. The noctilucent writing is situated on the rear façade of the Historical Museum, a part of the 17th-century armoury. The text shines out towards Leibnizufer, from where the theme of distance perception broached in the quotation can be referenced back to the object itself. The piece belongs to the Art Collection of the Niedersächsischer Sparkassenverband and is on permanent loan to the city of Hannover. It corresponds with a further fluorescent text by the artist situated in the courtyard of the VGH building on Schiffgraben. » Location: Am Hohen Ufer (at Roßmühle/Pferdestraße)

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