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Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills
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On Kawara Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills
Texts by Yamamoto, Khalil Gibran, Osho, René Denizot, Michel Gauthier, Franck Gautherot, Jonathan Watkins, Adachi, Penrose, Hamerro, Bohm.

Published with Ikon Gallery.
published in 2003
English edition
18 x 24 cm (hardcover)
336 pages (150 colour illustrations)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-078-1
EAN: 9782840660781
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Published for the world tour of the exhibition Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills, this publication gathers and documents Kawara's Date paintings (revealing for the first time their method of achieving), telegrams and books from the One Million Years series.
No artist’s statement here, as ever, no portrait of the artist and no interview. Furthermore there are no newspaper cuttings to provide a commentary of current affairs for Date Paintings, and no colorful postcards.
Being “still alive” for almost forty years is embodied essentially in this exhibition, forty years that take up four lines in the twenty books of two million years. Counting them down, year by year, day by day, is conducive to meditation...
... is conducive to a consciousness that equates a kindergarten child with an esoteric philosopher, a professor of mathematics with a seemingly self-taught-man, a cave man with a watcher on the hills.
There is too much and therefore nothing for the artist to say.