Yoshinori Niwa - Reenacting Publicness

Publisher My Book Service

ISBN 9784907490027

Idea Code 14390

Yoshinori Niwa operates within the realm of impossibility and exchange through actions and interventions in public spaces, from unproductive objectives to undermining and exposing the emptiness of historically accepted systems and exploring the nature of national history. This publication project translates texts from 33 of his works created between 2004-2012 into 23 languages, going beyond the standard scope to include those from Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia, as well as the constructed languages of Esperanto and Lojban. In this way, Niwa questions whether publicness and imagined identity can be enacted without the constraints of limited distribution.

720 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English/etc.