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Joseph Kosuth is Awarded the 2022 Medal of Honor for Fine Arts

Joseph Kosuth is one of the pioneers of Conceptual art and installation art, initiating language-based works and appropriation strategies in the 1960s. His work has consistently explored the production and role of language and meaning within art. His more than fifty-year inquiry into the relation of language to art has taken the form of installations, museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, including seven Documenta(s) and eight Venice Biennale(s). Awards include the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government and the Laurea Honoris Causa, doctorate in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Bologna.