Cher Chair Share Friday, October 25, 2013

Ole Ukena made a piece based on Joseph Kosuth's masterpiece One and three chairs from 1965. This version is focused on linguistic similarities highlighting some cultural absurdities.
In Joseph Kosuth's artpiece, we have one and three chairs: the real chair, a picture of it and the definition of the word "chair", while in Ukena's work Cher, the singer, a chair, and the definition of "share".
Kosuth is focusing on the language, and on the fact that is too difficult to avoid it while doing art or creating something else. In this sense, his work is similar to Magritte's works and philosophy.

What do you think of this interpretation of the original artwork? Do you think that it has changed meaning with Ukena's interpretation?
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