On Kawara

1933 · Japan

Artist biography

On Kawara is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Japan. On Kawara was born in 1933. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono and Daidō Moriyama.

Galleries and Exhibitions

On Kawara is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Some of those galleries are David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Belgium, and mfc - michèle didier in France. On Kawara most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Dvir in Brussels with the exhibition Dance to the Music of Time. The exhibition was open from 12 January 2018 until 23 February 2018. On Kawara's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Group exhibition (25 April 2019 - 14 June 2019) at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam and News, etc. (15 November 2019 - 28 February 2020) at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Madrid. On Kawara's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Dance to the Music of Time and took place at Galerie Dvir in Brussels, Belgium from the 12 January 2018 to 23 February 2018.

On Kawara in private collections

On Artland On Kawara's art can be found in the following collection: Andreas Stucken which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Ruth Asawa, Miriam Tölke, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for On Kawara

Born in 1933, On Kawara's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

On Kawara

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 12

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