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Poster: Five Elements of Contemporary Art: Time: On Kawara's Selections from TODAY series

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Walker Art Center

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2008

Institution Walker Art Center
<p>Poster: Five Elements of Contemporary Art: Time: On Kawara's Selections from <em>TODAY series</em></p>, Walker Art Center
Poster: Five Elements of Contemporary Art: Time: On Kawara's Selections from TODAY Series

Teaching posters focus on a single work in the Walker's collection and include a large image of the artwork, information about the artist, discussion questions, and related resources. You can view posters with the ArtsConnectEd image viewer or download the PDF files to your computer. Use the Prev/Next buttons to move between the images of a PDF and the actual file.

“Kawara expresses no particular opinion about time; he just sets it forth in more or less concrete form, to be looked at and experienced.”  —Sarah Valdez, Art in America, April 2001

“On the day I write this, On Kawara will have been alive for 25,546 days. He is around 70 years old (the leap years trip me up) and counts the days. Does he also count the cigarettes, the dinners out, the aeroplane trips and laundry tickets? For a long time he made a map of his daily walks and cab rides. He made lists of the people he met. He sent telegrams to friends and colleagues around the world, telling them he was still alive, ‘I am still alive - On Kawara’, and for some years he also sent out postcards from wherever he was, each rubber-stamped with a message detailing his temporary address and the time he got up. Then someone stole the rubber stamp, so he stopped. . . . When On Kawara wakes up, does he think one day more or one day less? We do not know.” —Adrian Searle, The Guardian (UK), December 3, 2002

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Type: Instructional Material
Grades: 4-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion
Rights: © 2008 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: June 8, 2010