I MET, 2004

Basel 2018
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
Set of 12 volumes in a black wooden slipcase
Limited edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 artist’s proofs
21.0 x 14.8 (cm)
8.3 x 5.8 (inch)
On Kawara "I MET" Set of 12 volumes in a black wooden slipcase Total of 4790 pages 21 x 14.8 cm each volume Black wooden slipcase: 57.3 x 19.2 x 25.8 cm Limited edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 artist’s proofs Produced and published in 2004 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier ©2004 On Kawara and Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier "I MET" belongs to On Kawara’s trilogy. During twelve years, from May 10, 1968 to September 17, 1979, the artist noted every day the names of the people with whom he conversed in chronological order. This work was published as a twelve-volume edition. On each page, the list of names appears together with the day’s stamp in the footnote. Geographical location changes are signaled by grey page dividers with the city’s name. Raising fundamental questions regarding name, encounter, time or space, "I MET" creates a poetry of the moment by provoking the feeling that each day is like an empty page before it is transcribed in book-matter.