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REVERSIBLE DESTINY: ARAKAWA/GINS. Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, 1997. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 324 pp. with 466 ills. (330 col.). 32 x 32 cm. ISBN 0810969025 In English.
This large-format catalogue presents a thorough overview of the ambitious body of work produced from the early 1960s to 1996 by New York-based artists Shusaku Arakawa (b. 1936) and Madeline Gins (b. 1941), whose conceptual pieces explore the nature of perception, cognition and mortality from a broad range of perspectives. Chief among the featured works are more than 80 compositions from The Mechanism of Meaning (a cycle of mixed-media panels created mainly from 1963 to 1973 in which images, objects and texts serve as components of interactive sensory exercises) and numerous photographs, models, drawings and computer-generated images related to the artists' extensive series of visionary "reversible destiny" architectural and urban design projects begun in 1971, many of which incorporate labyrinths, artificial terrains, and futuristic, precariously sited residential complexes. Excellent illustrations of the works are accompanied by six substantial essays illuminating the multifaceted philosophical, scientific and artistic issues underlying Arakawa and Gins's singular collaborative oeuvre.
Artist(s):Arakawa, Shusaku; Gins, Madeline
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Architecture, Several Media — Conceptual Art, Women Artists
Plans: 01,05,07,13,17,20,22
Worldwide Number: 026048
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