On Kawara at Guggenheim Museum

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I went to a very interesting show, On Kawara – Silence at Guggenheim Museum. Since On Kawara is a well-known Japanese artist, I know his work quite while. But I had never seen this volume of his work. This is the first full representation of Kawara’s output, beginning in 1964 and including every category of work, much of it produced during his travels across the globe: date paintings (the Today series); postcards (the I Got Up series); telegrams (the I Am Still Alive series); maps (the I Went series); lists of names (the I Met series); newspaper cuttings (the I Read series); the inventory of paintings (Journals); and calendars (One Hundred Years and One Million Years).
I think his work is performance art in funny way. We are not seeing when he is performing but seeing the record of his performance.

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I went to Chelsea to see a show opening, Mia Fonssagrives-Slow show, Robots at Kasher Potamkin a couple weeks ago. It was still in middle of cold winter but it was a pack of people inside the gallery. The show was fun and pleasant.

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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

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After I saw Jeff Koons Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center, I went to see Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at Whitney Museum of American Art. Because of the show’s popularity, museum announced to extend hours. I went on Friday after 7pm. Visitors were still making a line to enter.
I felt very funny. People showed great appreciation to his works at museum. On the other hand, at Rockefeller Center, tourists were busy to take pictures with his giant Split-Rocker. They are not interested in examining it as a piece of art work.
Anyway, I now know Jeff koons is very popular. Well done Whitney Museum!
There was a small incident. When I went to there, everything seemed normal. I didn’t know that until I read the article.

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Jeff Koons Split-Rocker

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I went to Rockefeller Center to see Jeff Koons Split-Rocker. Presented by Gagosian Gallery and organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, Split-Rocker is a spectacular planted form that towers over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants. It was first exhibited at Palais des Papes, Avignon in 2000; and subsequently at Château de Versailles (2008) and Fondation Beyeler (2012). It is also in the collection of the Glenstone private museum in Potomac, Maryland, where it has been on view since June of 2013.

It was really fun to see his work at Rockefeller Center. Not only art followers but also people from all over the world who are not interested in contemporary art were enjoying seeing and taking picture with it. Watching at Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center was a kind of experience. Jeff Koons’ dichotomy and the in-between turned out so fuzzy. I thought it was very interesting.

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