Born in Nagano, Japan
Avant - grade sculptor, Painter and Novelist
Japanese conceptual artist
On Kawara is Japanese conceptual artist.
The concept of his works are time and being. they are made up some his collection that he recorded his existence. He took time to one project for long time so he did several projects at the same time, I think.
"JOURNALSl" is the record of Date Paintings. The information of paintings like format, colour, date and also subtitle, which was recorded in this book.
"I MET" series was begun at 1968. This work is a list of the people whom Kawara met a day. The information recorded is only person's name. Other information, person's title, where they met, time and their conversation, which were not recorded. The people listed in this work included not only his folks but also shop and hotel clerks, waiters, and bartender.
"ONE MILLION YEARS" is the one of the most famous Kawara's works. This work is a group of twenty-four works, twelve spanning past millennia and twelve spanning future millennia. These works subtitled, One Million Years: Past as "for all those who have lived and died" and One Million Years: Future as "For the last one". In 1993, Kawara transferred One Million Years from an exclusively written form to live aural and recorded states for an exhibition at Dia Centre for the Arts in New York. Since then, One million years has been the subject of numerous other live readings and recordings around the world, all following the same format: a man and a woman alternate the reading of the years, counting slowly from the past to the present and from the present into the future. The dates are read, always in English, by readers born in the country where the reading is taking place.
Latvian-American visual artist
Vija Celmins has never been a prolific artist, and she has never sought the limelight, but it is nonetheless surprising that her work has been neglected in Europe for so long. Her still-life painting looks like Giorgio Morandi, I think.
Since 1949 -
Lives in Amsterdam
Gerd Arntz (1900 - 1988)
• graphic designer
• isotype - pictogram
• black and white
• bright colour
• cologne progressives
Gerd Arntz is a graphic designer and creates ISOTYPE with Otto Neurath who is an economist and sicial scientist and founder of the Museum of Society and Economy in Vienna, Austria.
ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) is "Visual Symbol" to easily show all people information without language. So, Arntz had to create new method to communicate complex information on society, economy and politics in simple images, and which is just his concept.
His ISOTYPE bar chart is so catchy and easy to see.
I really like his works because his images very simple but I can feel them moving, sitting, walking, reading newspaper, sewing and any else. They aren't stopping, just moving. He only use clear line.
I think he certainly knew the center of gravity position of a human body, which is the reason why he could draw human moving with only clear line.
Plastic (since 1907 - at NY by Leo Baekeland)
• recycle - eco
• surgery - medical
• cloths - polyester
• weak - heat, ultraviolet
• strong - water, chemicals
• cause cancer
• does not corrode
• easy to change the form
"I Want to Keep on Living, But..." (6 October 2010)
From within the radiantly shining sky,
appear quietly my infinitely earnest wishes for
finding the truth.
From the end of the universe, they have finally come out
to talk to the dead and living.
With my heart filled with emotions,
I say now from the bottom of m heart
With tears welled up in my eyes.
A wish for a great life that has supported me
in this dizzying world of people filled with glittering love and hope.
And a deep sense of love and hate, and of sorrow and despair
that reverberates through the end of the universe.
placed in between these, and between abundant human love,
and celebration and love of humanity,
I accumulate hopes for living.
In the midst of this despair,
I wonder if I can still live tomorrow.
Shall I ask my heart everyday for an answer.
From time to time, and with utmost sincerity.
(YAYOI KUSAMA / Edited by Frances Morris)
"I GOT UP" , Kawara sent two picture postcards every day to friends, family, collectors, and colleagues. He stamped the date, his name, the address at which he was staying and the phrase I GOT UP AT all in capital letters, adding the precise time at which he had arisen from bed the day. The format and language of the date, addresses, and airmail and postage stamps vary throughout the series according to Kawara's location, but the message always written in English.
In "I AM STILL ALIVE", Kawara send telegrams. Before fax, e-mail, and text message, telegrams were the fastest way of sending way of sending written correspondence and were traditionally used to communicate breaking news. The appearance of each telegram varied according to where it was received , not where it was sent, making its format based on the location Kawara was not, rather than where he was.
This is the one of the her works, "To fix the image in Memory", for this work, Celmins made bronze casts of eleven rocks and then painted the casts to resemble the original stones as closely as possible. She got the idea for this piece while walking in northern New Mexico picking up rocks , as people do, and she brought them home and kept the good ones. She carried them around in the trunk of her car and put them on window sills. She lined them up. And, they formed a set, a kind of constellation. She developed that desire to try and put them into an art context. She thought sort of mocking art in a way, but also to affirm the act of making: the act of looking and making as a primal act of art. By having each original rock installed with its duplicate, her invites the viewer to examine them closely: "Part of the experience of exhibiting them together with the real stones," she has said, "was to create a challenge for your eyes. I wanted your eyes to open wider."
Hans Eijkekbroom is a photographer. He has taken photos almost everyday for over twenty years. The video "The Street & Modern Life" was taken in Birmingham in U.K. from July 2013 to September 2014. These photos are sorted according to what the people taken photos wear. I think these photos substantiate the lack of individuality. The people want to be unique but they can be classified in several group having some same points at all.
• time - historical
• on the
• antarctic - polar bear, penguins
• north pole
I realized that I imagined just small size ice when I found this picture. Needless to say, such huge one is ice.
it's huge, transparent, looks cold and hard.
The huge ice play roll of ground at north pole and antarctic.
Ice is strange because it looks very hard when it's frozen but sometimes it is crashed easily by some power. In addition, it melts and becomes water, so it's hard but malleable.
Both of huge one and small one are made from crystals. How much crystals dose need to make some ice?
Atelier Dyakova, She is a graphic designer and Art Director of Frieze Masters and Guestbook magazines. She is known for her a work, "Uniqlo and Lemaire" in Japan. Most of her works are very simple and strong. Especially, "Sculpture Today & Paper Alphabet", it looks just cut off paper but shapes surrounding character is nice effect. I think it is because she is committed to making details.
Uniqlo and Lemaire: http://atelierdyakova.com/Uniqlo-and-Lemaire#.WATifJPhBE4
It was my first time that I saw this work on the GCD project brief. I felt she used a peculiarity of paper. It was the opportunity for me to think about what I made font family using the unique points of paper.
Infinity Mirrored Room is a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless LED light display. The spherical LED light dazzling in room reminded us of her other works for example "The Obliteration Room", "No. A.B." "Accumulation", which all works repeat any objects. And we can feel some keywords from them: eternity, continuance, life and death and so on.
I researched Yayoi Kusama's works because my group made a structure having a twist shape and a octahedron form at 3DDA project, which that reminded me of a kaleidoscope which I have when I was a child, and the kaleidoscope remainded me of "infinity Mirrored room" which is the one of her works so I wanted create her gallery in my visualization.
I had a question about her work, 'why does she repeat objects in her works?' I think it's related to hallucination which she had seen since she was a child and her view of life and death. She talked about hallucination by many interviews. She said that It was her opportunity to start drawing and it was the way to escape from hallucination. I think that what the hallucination followed her everywhere and what the situation she could escape only by continuing to draw anything made her image about eternity. ?Besides that, she has a wish to kill herself ( she talked about it in Japanese TV show but I couldn't find the video.) and she draws to escape from it and wants to continue making a lot of works. She has always felt fear of the death and has fight with it. And that will continue until she dies. This persistence had a effect which she repeat objects in her work on her.
"TODAY" is the one of the most famous his works. The painting structure is the current date in white letters and numerals on a monochrome canvas. It looks using mechanics but it was written his handwriting. A painting of this series was begun and finished on the same day. If a painting was not completed by midnight, it was destroyed.
Each painting was recorded of his "Journals" with details; its format, colour, date, and subtitle. He made a cardboard storage box for each painting. The inside of this box was pasted a cutting of that day's local newspaper. Sometimes the box was made without that.
"I READ" was created from 1966 to 1995. Kawara created an I READ page when he painted Today series. So, he created 3 works at the least, TODAY, JOURNALS, I READ, at the same time.
Each an I READ page was clipping the newspaper which be related to those contained in the painting's box of the TODAY series. If Kawara was in Japan at a day, there was clipping Japanese newspaper in the page.
"I WENT", Kawara began the series on June 1, 1968, in Mexico City during the key period of travel that also saw the inauguration of "I GOT UP " and "I MET". In this series, Kawara traced his movements in the course of each day in red ballpoint on a photocopy of local map stamped with the date. As in "I MET", individual pages are sheathed in transparent plastic sleeves and gathered into loose-leaf binders, two for each year. Kawara completed at least one map per day, and two on days he traveled, with any change of location indicated on a separate sheet.
• fashion - gucci, D&G
• ethnic group
As well as a needle and some thread, we need skills and techniques to embroider.
My embroidery image was pattern but it's wrong. They have not only story and reason but also difference each country.
Moroccan textile is so cute. It's used bright colours and it's colourful.
Indian one is decorative. The first photo in Indian one, flowers curve line is impressive.
Russian embroidery is interesting.
They tell us Cristian story using embroidery.
My first impression;