On Kawara

January 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

On Kawara compulsively executes pieces often made entirely from the written word via postcards (I Am Still Alive series, above and I Got Up At, below top), lists (One Million Years, below bottom) and his most well-known series, his Date Paintings.  Kawara has pursued many of these obsessive task-works simultaneously, bombarding the world daily with small details about his life, yet His meticulously detailed record keeping has included keeping track of each person he saw in a day and the number of days into his lifetime a work was completed.  Highly secretive, with few details beyond the mundane texts he provides, Kawara explores a place of both constant observation and interaction while remaining largely out of touch with contemporary society.

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