New York

Published in 2019 on the occasion of the exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York

Essay by Charles W. Haxthausen; Republished text by Italo Calvino; Biography by Reversible Destiny Foundation

In 1961, Arakawa moved from Tokyo to New York. This exhibition examines the period during which Arakawa worked in two dimensions, using paint, ink, graphite, and assemblage on canvas and paper to demonstrate what critic Lawrence Alloway called “the logic of meaning, the texture of meaning.”