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By On Kawara, Jonathan Watkins, René Denizot
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Japanese-born, New-York-based On Kawara (b.1933) is among the world's best-known Conceptual artists, a big foreign determine because the Nineteen Sixties. Kawara's lifestyles is documented completely via his day-by-day art-making perform. most sensible identified are his Date work (1965-ongoing), within which he methodically creates a unmarried portray an afternoon, with easily the date written on it. This booklet is a unprecedented probability for his fans to resolve extra of the secret of this cult determine, and for much less widespread readers to be brought to his interesting existence and paintings. a special function of this publication is the Tribute part, which displays the artist's lifelong dedication by no means to be in my view documented in his personal phrases. a set of brief statements by way of 30 contributors chosen in my view by means of Kawara - between them artists Lawrence Weiner and Dan Graham, and cultural theorist Homi Bhabha - create an oblique 'portrait of the artist'. within the Survey, Curator Jonathan examines the artist's long-standing profession: from his early figurative portray within the Fifties, to his later, text-based Conceptual paintings. Curator Rene Denizot analyses in his concentration a two-person exhibition combining Kawara's paintings with Alberto Giacometti's, revealing either artists' shared hindrance for the essence of human lifestyles. The artist's curiosity within the nature of cognizance is mirrored in a systematic essay he has chosen for his Artist's selection from the educational magazine of cognizance experiences. within the Artist's Writings, a sequence of handwritten love letters in an indecipherable code replicate the combo of the impersonal and the deeply humanistic
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About the Author
Jonathan Watkins is Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. formerly creative Director of the eleventh Sydney Biennial, while established in London he was once Curator on the Serpentine Gallery (1995-7) and Director of Chisenhale Gallery (1990-5). Rene Denizot is a critic and thinker who has written rather on Conceptual paintings and modern sculpture. He has been an in depth pal of Kawara and a follower of his paintings for good over a decade.
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