On Kawara: One Thousand Days One Million Years [Chelsea]

January 1–December 31, 1993, Dia Chelsea


One Thousand Days One Million Years was a yearlong installation by On Kawara devised specifically for Dia Center for the Arts. Every month through the 1993 calendar year, a different group of paintings from Kawara’s Today series, begun in 1966, were presented. In addition, One Million Years (Past), a monumental ten-volume series of binders containing pages filled with typewritten dates, was exhibited continuously, and One Million Years (Future) was realized for the first time as a sound piece.


On Kawara

On Kawara was born in Kariya, Japan, in 1933. He died in New York City in 2014.

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On Kawara: One Million Years (Future)

From 1994 AD to 2613 AD.

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