Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

February 9, 2015 10:01 PM

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In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

The current exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, On Kawara--Silence, is a retrospective of the Japanese-born artist's works, with 12 series exemplifying both the trivialities of daily life and the power in its sheer quantity. Across collections such as I Got Up, Today and...

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