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Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills – Volume 2
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On Kawara Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills Volume 2
Texts by Jonathan Watkins and Franck Gautherot.
published in 2007
English edition
18 x 24 cm (hardcover)
144 pages (colour & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-211-2
EAN: 9782840662112
out of print
Published, as a second volume, after the end of an exhibition by On Kawara Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills. co-produced by Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Le Consortium, Dijon.
Touring worldwide and clockwise, the exhibition took place in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and Peru.
This book gathers the complete documentation produced for the exhibitions and presents the installations views.
See also: Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills – Volume 1.
On Kawara (1932-2014) is arguably one of the most influential contemporary artist. Born in Japan, Kawara's first exhibitions include the first Nippon Exhibition, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, in 1953, and at the Takemiya and Hibiya galleries the following year. The art of this forerunner conceptual artist was first exhibited in New York—where he has lived since 1965—at Dwan Gallery in 1967, and his one-person exhibition “One Million Years” was shown in Düsseldorf, Paris, and Milan in 1971. Kawara's work was included in Kassel's Documentas 5 (1972), 7 (1982), and 11 (2002), in the Tokyo Biennale (1970), the Kyoto Biennale (1976), and the Venice Biennale (1976).
His work has been included in many conceptual art surveys from the seminal “Information show” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1970), to “Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1995).
Personal exhibitions of his work have included the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1977); the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1980); Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1991); the Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993); the South London Gallery (2004); and the Dallas Museum of Art (2008).