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“Create the truth that you wish to know; and I, in knowing the truth that you have proposed to me, will make it in such a way that there will be no possibility of my doubting it, since I am the very one who has made it. G.V.”
“Fa’ vero ciò che tu vuoi conoscere; ed io, in conoscere il vero che mi avete proposto il farò, talché non mi resta in conto alcuno da dubitarne, perché io stesso l’ho fatto. G.V.”
This phrase, which Joseph Kosuth quotes from Giambattista Vico, stands out, luminous, in the original Italian, on the exterior of the Castello di Rivoli Museum, and in English inside the museum’s rooms. The two parts of the work play with the concepts of equivalence and tautology, the latter Kosuthian by antonomasia. [...]
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