Joseph Kosuth (2019)


Civic Center: Bill Graham Auditorium, 99 Grove St. (view map)

This mural presents the etymology, or “Word Family Tree”, of "civic" and "auditorium" in white neon. Through the use of language, Kosuth’s artwork reflects the historical significance of the Auditorium while also demonstrating how words reveal relationships to cultural and social realities.

Best Viewing: Anytime after dusk.

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