Purple Art

[February 10 2015]

On Kawara “Silence” exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York

On Kawara‘s work was his life and vice versa. For decades he has scrupulously created works that documented his every move: telegrams that say “I’m still alive”, postcards that tell at what time he woke up, paintings of the day’s date, newspaper clips of what he read, itineraries of his daily movements and the lists of people he met. The Guggenheim retrospective has it all. Beyond obsessive, Kawara’s commitment and dedication to the impossible task of stopping time and space imposes silence and respect. Text and photo Alexis Dahan

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