From the Archive: Paul Kos Artist Talk

In this artist talk and discussion held at SFMOMA on October 26, 2001, Paul Kos declares: “I became converted to my own version of conceptual art.” Staged in conjunction with Double Feature, an exhibition that placed Kos’s installation Tokyo Rose (1974-75) in dialogue with Nam June Paik’s Egg Grows (1984-89), Kos’s presentation begins with a discussion of his site-specific sculpture Lot’s Wife (1969), for which he installed a pillar of salt blocks in a cow pasture. He goes on to sweep his entire eclectic body of work and reflect on the evolution of his conceptual practice, emphasizing the playful ephemerality, absurd humor, and focus on perception and materiality that characterize his art. The talk is briefly introduced by Benjamin Weil, former curator of media arts at SFMOMA, and concludes with a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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