Research Notes

The minimalist American painter, Agnes Martin (1912-2004), sent this list of places she worked at to Arnold (Arne Glimche), an American art dealer, as part of her biography.1 The range of her work experience, and her mobility within the work field, is impressive. I wondered how I would stack next…

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…the passage of time can be painful…waiting for things to happen, for something to change, waiting for traction. The problem sometimes is with getting caught up in the waiting, as if things are out of our control—which of course right now they are, to some extent. whenever I am waiting…

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To really get a sense of Kawara’s oeuvre and the resulting monumentality of his process, I find it is worth noting down his projects in list form (kind of), if only to just notice the life span of each series and his commitment to his work. Thinking Man and The…

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Continuing on with contributions to “On Kawara” (2002, Phaidon), Gary Neill Kennedy (a Canadian conceptual artist) shares his experience of meeting On in the late 60s in Nova Scotia. At that time, Kennedy was working at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. He mentions spending an…

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On Kawara (1932-2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City from 1965. “Kawara belonged to a broadly international generation of Conceptual artists that began to emerge in the mid-1960s, stripping art of personal emotion, reducing it to nearly pure information or idea and greatly playing down…

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In “On Kawara” (2002, Phaidon) writers, artists, curators, professors and others contribute anecdotes about their experience interacting with On Kawara, or, in some cases, not interacting, yet, formulating a sense of On. For Homi K. Bhabha, a professor of Literature at Harvard University, who had never met the artist, On…