On Kawara

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On Kawara (b. 1933 in Kariya, Japan, d. 2014 in New York) is one of the most important representatives of conceptual art. He himself remained largely invisible as a person, but at the same time coded his life in picture and text works. Time and space here play the key roles. Kawara was always travelling. Beginning in 1966, he painted a daily painting for the Today Series in the respective national language with the currentdate as a motif. He also sent telegrams to friends with the simple phrase “I am still alive. On Kawara”. This series was created between 1970 and 1979 and is documented with numerous illustrations in a high-quality book with linen cover in a slipcase. Three copies of this limited edition from 1978 are now available at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Kawara’s works are represented in numerous collections at home and abroad. His works were presented at, among others, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2013); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012; 1991); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2004); documenta, Kassel (2002; 1982; 1977); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2001); Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (1998); Deichtorhallen Hamburg (1992); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1977).

I am still alive
1978, artist book in linen case, 414 pages, 201 illustrations, 21.5 x 24 x 4 cm, 3 of 450 + 350 specimen copies, numbered
800 euro member, 800 euro non-member
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