Go See: On Kawara 'One Million Years' at David Zwirner through February 14, 2009

February 9th, 2009

 

On Kawara One Million Years
On Kawara One Million Years volunteers reading passage at David Zwirner Gallery via Interview Magazine

On display now at David Zwirner is a new presentation of Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara’s work in progress, One Million Years (Past and Future). The work serves to document the passage of time and lists all of the annual individual dates from 998,031 BC to 1,001,995 AD in a 20-volume collection of hard-bound books. The work is divided into two parts. The first half, which Kawara begin in 1979, One Million Years (Past) contains the years 998,031 BC to 1969 AD. The half is subtitled “For all those who have lived and died.” The later half of the project entitled One Million Years (Future) contains the years 1969 AD to 1,001,995 AD and was completed in 1998. The work is subtitled “For the last one.” The piece is presented both in text and as audio. In addition to the text presentation of the work Kawara embarked on an audio recording of the work in 1993. The audio recording continues within the David Zwirner Gallery inside a recording booth that houses readers of the work and a sound technician. Volunteers recite the consecutive dates during hour-long sessions.  Males read the odd numbers and females read the even numbers.  The intent is to record, edit, and package CDs of the work on site.  Previous recordings sold for $1,000 per CD box set.

On Kawara One Million Years Press Release [David Zwirner]
On Kawara One Million Years [Chelsea Art Galleries]
On Kawara: David Zwirner Gallery, New York
[International Contemporary Art Magazine via BNET]
Reeling In the Years [NewYorkMag]
My Brief Career in Conceptual Art [W Magazine]
On to a Million [Interview Magazine]

 
On Kawara

5 FEB. 2006, 2006 by On Kawara via David Zwirner. Work is from the Today Series, No. 4, 1966 subtitled “Regardi la teron kun kosma konscio.” (To view the earth with cosmic consciousness)

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Installation view at David Zwirner Gallery via New York Magazine

On Kawara One Million Years notebook
On Kawara’s One Million Years notebooks, part of installation on view at David Zwirner via WMagazine

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On Kawara’s One Hundred Years Calendar (24,845 Days), 2003 via David Zwirner.
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One Million Years (Past and Future) via David Zwirner. Installation view as displayed at David Zwirner Gallery, January 2001.

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Reading of One Million Years in Trafalgar Square, London in 2004 via MIghtyMac. The continuous outdoor reading lasted for seven days and seven nights.

Pet Calendar, Oct. 18-24

Oakland Tribune October 17, 2008 | Gary Bogue SATURDAY ADOPTIONS 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — TVAR; Pleasanton Farmers Market, First and West Angela streets, Pleasanton; dogs/cats.

– 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Safe-Cat Foundation; Pet Care Depot, 2000 Bishop Drive, San Ramon; cats.

– 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — ARF; Pet Food Express, 609 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville; cats/kittens.

– 10 a.m-5 p.m. — Golden State Greyhounds; Danville Art & Halloween Festival, Hartz Ave., Danville, booth by Chez Noel, 482 Hartz; greyhounds.

– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — German Shepherd Rescue; Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; dogs.

– 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Nine Lives; 2706 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole Valley Shopping Center; dogs/cats.

– Noon-3 p.m. — H.A.R.P.; PetSmart, 4655 Century Blvd., Pittsburg; dogs/cats.

– Noon-3 p.m. — H.A.L.O.; Pet Food Express, 3448 Deer Valley Road Slatten Ranch Plaza, Antioch; cats/dogs.

– Noon-3 p.m. — Truffles Animal Rescue Adoption Fair; Petco, 2005 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon; dogs/kittens.

– Noon-3 p.m. — FCF; Petco, 2005 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon; cats.

– Noon-3 p.m. — FCF; Petco, 11976 Dublin Road, Dublin; cats. web site pet food express

– Noon-3 p.m. — Safe-Cat Foundation; Nicia’s Pet Depot, 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite A-7, San Ramon; cats.

– Noon-3 p.m. — Purrfect Cat Rescue; Pet Club, 27451 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward; cats.

– Noon-4 p.m. — Pets & Pals; Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord; cats. More at www.petspals.org.

– Noon-4 p.m. — SPCA; Petco, 1825 Salvio St., Concord; dogs/ cats.

– Noon-4 p.m. — TVAR; PetSmart, 6960 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin; cats.

– Noon-4 p.m. — TLCC; Pet Food Express, 785 Oak Grove Road, Concord; cats.

– 1-4 p.m. — Bee Rescue; Holistic Hound, Walnut Square, Berkeley (Behind Peet’s); cats/kittens.

– 1-4 p.m. — CC4C; Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; cats.

– 1-4 p.m. — CC4C; Petco, 1301 S. California St., Walnut Creek; cats.

– 2-5 p.m. — CC4C; Pet Food Express, 3610 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette; cats.

– 2-5 p.m. — TVAR; Pet Food Express, 4460 Tassajara Road, Dublin; cats.

– 3-6 p.m. — FCF; Petco, 420 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito; cats.

SUNDAY ADOPTIONS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — ARF; Pet Food Express, 3610 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette; cats/kittens.

– 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — EBARR; Pet Food Express, 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord; dogs/cats.

– 10 a.m-5 p.m. — Golden State Greyhounds; Danville Art & Halloween Festival, Hartz Ave., Danville, booth by Chez Noel, 482 Hartz; greyhounds.

– 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Pug Rescue; Pet Food Express, Treat and Oak Grove (next to Trader Joe’s), Concord; pugs.

– Noon-3 p.m. — Truffles Animal Rescue Adoption Fair; Petco, 2005 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon; dogs/kittens.

– Noon-3 p.m. — H.A.R.P.; Pet Food Express, 5829 Lone Tree Way, Slatten Ranch, Antioch; dogs/cats.

– Noon-3 p.m. — H.A.L.O.; PetSmart, 4655 Century Blvd., Pittsburg; cats/dogs.

– Noon-3 p.m. — Purrfect Cat Rescue; Petco, 31090 Dyer Street, Union City; cats.

– Noon-4 p.m. — SPCA; Petco, 1825 Salvio St., Concord; dogs/ cats.

– Noon-4 p.m. — TVAR; PetSmart, 6960 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin; cats.

– Noon-5 p.m. — Second Chance Cat Rescue; Petco, 2310 South Shore Center, Alameda; cats.

– 12:30-4:30 p.m. — FFF; Pet Food Express, 785 Oak Grove Road, Concord; cats.

– 1-3:30 p.m. — Purrfect Cat Rescue; Pet Club, 27451 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward; cats.

– 1-4 p.m. — Golden State Greyhound; Pet Food Express, 785 Oak Grove Road, Concord; greyhounds.

– 1-4 p.m. — CC4C; Pet Food Express, 2158 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; cats.

– 1-4 p.m. — CC4C; Petco, 1301 S. California St., Walnut Creek; cats.

– 1-4 p.m. — FCF; Pet Food Express, 2220 Mountain Blvd. # 122, Montclair; cats.

– 2-5 p.m. — Safe-Cat Foundation; Pet Food Express, 4460 Tassajara Road, Dublin; cats.

– 2-5 p.m. — CC4C; Pet Food Express, 3610 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette; cats.

– 2-5 p.m. — TVAR; Pet Food Express, 4460 Tassajara Road, Dublin; cats.

MISCELLANEOUS ARF Adoptions — 3-7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; noon-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek; cats/dogs.

– Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society — Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays; 2700 Ninth St., Berkeley; 510-845-7735. Pet Loss Support Group every third Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. Call Roy at above number for more details. Drop- ins OK.

– Martinez Animal Services — Cat adoptions daily, PetSmart, 4566 Century Way, Pittsburg. Cats, rabbits daily at PetSmart, 1700 Willow Pass Road, Concord. Cats daily at PetSmart, 3700 Klose Way, Building 4, Richmond. Cats/kittens daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rodies, 8863 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton. go to site pet food express

– Valley Humane Society — Call 925-426-8656 for details; www.valleyhumanesociety.org.

SPAY/NEUTER HELP Low-cost spay/neuter clinic — ARF’s shelter, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek. Appointment: Call 925-296-3105, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays to schedule. Prices: Visit www.arf.net/resources/ clinic.html.

– Low-cost — Spay/neuter clinic at Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society Thursdays for qualified residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Cats: $20 spay/neuter; dogs: $40 spay/neuter. Appointments only by calling 510-845-3633. Feral Fix Day is third Thursday of each month. Traps are available to rent.

– Spay/neuter assistance — Low-cost vet referrals and financial assistance for Contra Costa County residents. Contra Costa Humane Society, 925-279-2247.

– Free spay/neuter — For feral cats in East Contra Costa County by Homeless Animals’ Lifeline Organization (H.A.L.O.). They also have limited funds for free domestic cat spay/neuters for low- income families. Call voice mail at 925-473-4642, or visit www.eccchalo.org.

– Low-cost spay/neuter clinic — Financial assistance for low- income Alameda and Contra Costa counties residents. Tri-Valley SPCA Spay/Neuter Center, 4651 Gleason Drive, Dublin. Free spay/neuter for pit bulls. Appointments: 925-479-9674.

– No-cost — Feral cat trap rental and no-cost spay/neuter surgeries — For eligible feral cats, from East Bay SPCA to help reduce homeless cats in East Bay. For more information, Alameda and Contra Costa residents call 510-563-4635, or visit www.eastbayspca.org/resources. and click “The Feral Fix.” Send items at least a week in advance of publication to Gary’s Pet Calendar, c/o Times, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596- 8099; garybug@infionline.net.

Gary Bogue