Schedule: Tue - Sat 11am - 1.30 pm / 2.30 pm - 7 pm | Sun - Mon closed
Tickets: Free admission
Location: Galleria Lia Rumma
Address: Via Stilicone 19
The Galleria Lia Rumma promotes the studies of Joseph Kosuth on the ideas of Samuel Beckett, picking up from the last exhibition of the American conceptual artist at the gallery in 2010. Kosuth takes on the problem of time and existence through multiple references to other authors. The first floor and the second floor of the gallery host the works of the artist along with the open-air installation on the terrace. The exhibition is inspired by a theatrical piece on the concept and use of existential time by Beckett. The third floor is dedicated to the the project Quoted Use. It is a limited edition of quotidian objects and furnishings belonging to influential cultural figures, from Jane Austen to Charles Darwin, from Marcel Duchamp to Albert Einstein and Søren Kierkegaard. Kosuth appropriates these objects created in collaboration with Schellman Art of Munich. The artist, also famed for his works in neon, promotes a direct experience through his works, highlighting liberty, choice and the responsibility that comes with them, both in life and in art.