On Kawara: Conciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills

On Kawara: Conciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills
Library Shelf Location 18.KAWA
Publication Date 2003
Description Published for the world tour of the exhibition Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills, this publication gathers and documents Kawara's Date paintings (revealing for the first time their method of achieving), telegrams and books from the One Million Years series. No artist’s statement here, as ever, no portrait of the artist and no interview. Furthermore there are no newspaper cuttings to provide a commentary of current affairs for Date Paintings, and no colorful postcards. Being “still alive” for almost forty years is embodied essentially in this exhibition, forty years that take up four lines in the twenty books of two million years. Counting them down, year by year, day by day, is conducive to meditation... ... is conducive to a consciousness that equates a kindergarten child with an esoteric philosopher, a professor of mathematics with a seemingly self-taught-man, a cave man with a watcher on the hills. There is too much and therefore nothing for the artist to say. On Kawara, born 1932 in Kariya, Japan, lives and works in New York City.
ISBN 9782840660781
Quantity 1
Pages 336
Authors Khalil Gibran, Jonathan Watkins
Format Hardback
Publishers Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Les Presses du Réel, Dijon
Related Artist On Kawara
Category Conceptual Art
Keyword Time
Artist's Nationality Japanese
Language English

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