Pure Consciousness
On Kawara
Publisher unknown, 2007, 18 pages (b/w ill.), 14.7 × 20 cm, English / Arabic
Price: €18

Produced in conjunction with the Bethlehem leg of On Kawara’s traveling exhibition Pure Consciousness which began in Sydney in 1998. For the exhibition, seven “Date Paintings” from the Today series (1966–2013) are displayed in a kindergarten classroom. The exhibition has traveled around the world to Sydney, Tongyeong, Reykjavik, Istanbul, Goa, Inari, Thimphu, Abidjan, Ulaanbaatar, Toliara and other locations.

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10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages
On Kawara
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven & Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2008, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 28 cm, English
Price: €28 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of On Kawara’s exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art, 18 May–24 August, 2008.

Since the mid-1960s, On Kawara (b. 1933) has objectively recorded his existence through everyday numbers, words, and found images. This book presents works selected by the artist from throughout his illustrious career, including paintings made at the time of the 1969 moon landings, other large-scale paintings, a 100 Years Calendar, and a vast array of his own books that chronicle his extensive travels, acquaintances, and personal readings.

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Consciousness. Meditation. Watcher on the Hills
On Kawara
Published by les presses du réel, Dijon, 2003, 336 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 24 cm, English
Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the 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 production), telegrams and books from the One Million Years series. Texts by Yamamoto, Khalil Gibran, Osho, René Denizot, Michel Gauthier, Franck Gautherot, Jonathan Watkins, Adachi, Penrose, Hamerro, Bohm.

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Consciousness . Meditation . Watcher On The Hills
Published by Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2004, 12 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 24 cm, English
Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of On Kawara’s exhibition Consciousness . Meditation . Watcher On The Hills at Kunstverein Braunschweig, 6 March–25 April, 2004.

With a text by Karola Grässlin and German translation of Just in Time: On Kawara by Lucy R. Lippard, 1977. Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach.

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Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time)
Curated by Robert Nickas
Published by Le Consortium, Dijon, 1994, 72 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 23 × 27 cm, English / French / German
Price: €12 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of the exhibitions Pictures of the Real World (In Real Time) curated by Robert Nickas at The Consortium, Dijon; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York;  Le Capitou, Fréjus; Städtische Galerie, Göppigen; Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milano, presenting On Kawara’s Date paintings in relation to various contemporary photographs.

Featuring the following artists; Dan Graham, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Douglas Huebler, Lee Friedlander, Larry Clark, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Jan Groover, Peter Campus, James Welling, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Barbara Bloom, Louise Lawler, Sam Samore, John Coplans, Barbara Ess, Andres Serrano, David Robbins, Jeanne Dunning, Zoe Leonard, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Philip-Lorca Di Corcia, Charles Ray, Robert Barry, Danny Lyon.

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Pure Consciousness
On Kawara
Published by Skulptur Projekte, Münster, 2017, 16 pages (b/w ill.), stapled, 14.8 × 20 cm, English/German
Price: €15

Booklet for On Kawara’s Pure Consciousness project in Münster for the archival exhibition on the history of the project (1998–2017), on display at the Pablo Picasso Art Museum, within the framework of the Skulptur Projekte 2017, 10 June–1 October, 2017.

“The Skulptur Projekte 2017 (SP17) have staged the first venue for Pure Consciousness since Kawara’s death in 2014, ushering in a new era in the work’s existence. The Münster presentation was reserved exclusively for the children at the Berg Fidel day-care centre, and purposely took place in the spring of this year, that is, before the actual Skulptur Projekte dates. The documentation on view here sheds light on the exhibition in the Münster kindergarten as well as on the previous venues of Pure Consciousness since 1998.”—Exhibition wall text excerpt

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