On Kawara, Pure Consciousness

Installation view of Pure Consciousness at Yusuhara Kindergarden, Yusuhara Town, Japan, in 2006

In Pure Consciousness, a traveling exhibition initiated in 1998, Kawara lent seven Date paintings (January 1 to January 7, 1997) to kindergartens and schools in Madagascar, Australia, Bhutan, Ivory Coast, Columbia, Turkey, Japan, Finland, Iceland, Israel, and the United States. At all schools they hang in classrooms, bearing dates that fall within the lifespans of the children.[15]

Kawara does not give interviews or comment about his work.

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