On Kawara – Silence edited by Jeffrey Weiss and Anne Wheeler

Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum (March 2015)
Language: English
Selected by Tank

Published in conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition of the same name, On Kawara – Silence looks across the work of the Japanese-born, US-based conceptual artist. The book comprises several essays and a thorough cross-section of Kawara’s graphic representations of time, from his gradual amassing of maps, telegrams, postcards and newspaper clippings to earlier, less-known works. On Kawara – Silence is not only a catalogue of a great artist, but also a vital introduction to the thoughts and processes behind conceptual art itself.

On Kawara 2Left: Everyday Meditation, Mar.28,1970
“The White House said today for the first time that American troops, depending on the judgment of their field commanders, were permitted to cross the Cambodian border in response to enemy threats.” Photo courtesy of David Zwirner

Right: I Got Up, Jan 28 1974 
The Michael Asher Foundation, Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Michele Didier

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