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ON KAWARA: WHOLE AND PARTS, 1964-1995. Ed. by Xavier Douroux and Franck Gautherot. Nouveau Musee/Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, 1996. Published by Les presses du reel, Dijon. Distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York. 700 pp. with 515 ills. (341 col.). 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 2840660245 In various languages; introduction and five texts in French only, eleven texts in Japanese only, four in German only, one in Norwegian and one in Dutch only, ten texts and captions in English only.
Providing a thorough review of the singular body of work produced by renowned New York-based Conceptual artist Kawara (b. 1933) from the mid 1960s to the mid-90s, this massive catalogue features installation photographs of some 80 of the Japanese-born artist's solo exhibitions along with extensive pictorial documentation of some 15 major series of works, the selection encompassing diagrammatic drawings, examples of his famous textual "date paintings", postcards and telegrams containing simple declarative statements, and a collection of annotated newspaper clippings assembled in looseleaf binders. An anthology of more than 30 reprinted texts includes numerous critical essays examining the philosophical and aesthetic concerns informing Kawara's explorations of language, time and the relationship between life and art.
Artist(s):Kawara, On
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — Post-1970 — Several Media — Conceptual Art
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 026462
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