This is an exhibition catalogue, beautifully printed in the style of an accordion-fold artist book, for the occasion of Jennifer Wen Ma’s installation You Can’t Always See Where You’re Going, But Can You See Where You’ve Been? at Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art, Niigata, Japan, 2009.

 

The front of the accordion features essays by Ma, Cai Guo-Qiang, Fram Kitagawa, and Marie Claude Beaud as well as 23 full-color images of You Can't Always See Where You're Going, But Can You See Where You've Been?, while the back features images and descriptions of nine of Ma's earlier projects. 

 

Nearly one ton of sumi ink was used to plant the outside plants and fill the twenty-one steps of the elongated inclined interior of DMoCA, creating an otherworldly dimension in the museum. Peering at the terraced ink pools through the doorways to DMoCA, viewers are able to see their reflection. Out of the museum, wild vegetation grows in an abundance of black. Their continual growth allowed the work to unfold in time.

 

The catalogue contains 36 panels, featuring multiple full-color images of the installation, artist's conceptual drawing, as well as a selection of past works. 

 

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You Can’t Always See Where You’re Going, But Can You See Where You’ve Been?

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  • By Cai Guo-Qiang, Jennifer Wen Ma, Fram Kitagawa

     

    Type: Exhibition Catalogues

    Hardcover: 40 pages accordion fold out

    Publisher: Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers

    Language: Japanese and English

    Product Dimension: 10.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches

     

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