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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 likely one of the world's best-known Conceptual artists, an enormous overseas determine because the Sixties. Kawara's lifestyles is documented exclusively via his day-by-day art-making perform. most sensible recognized are his Date work (1965-ongoing), during which he methodically creates a unmarried portray an afternoon, with easily the date written on it. This publication is an extraordinary likelihood for his fans to solve extra of the secret of this cult determine, and for much less regular readers to be brought to his interesting existence and paintings. a distinct function of this e-book is the Tribute part, which displays the artist's lifelong dedication by no means to be in my opinion documented in his personal phrases. a set of brief statements by way of 30 members chosen in my view through 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 life. The artist's curiosity within the nature of attention is mirrored in a systematic essay he has chosen for his Artist's selection from the tutorial magazine of cognizance stories. within the Artist's Writings, a chain of handwritten love letters in an indecipherable code replicate the combo of the impersonal and the deeply humanistic

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Jonathan Watkins is Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. formerly inventive Director of the eleventh Sydney Biennial, whilst dependent 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 fairly on Conceptual artwork and modern sculpture. He has been a detailed pal of Kawara and a follower of his paintings for good over a decade.

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