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Ambiguous Zones 2: The end of summer

Ambiguous Zones 2: The end of summer

 

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1. Snapshot of Arakawa taking a snapshot in Japan

 

The end of summer brings another round of travel photos for the second edition of Ambiguous Zones! Hopefully some of you were able to travel yourselves this summer and extra bonus points if you got to see some art, like the Alexander Calder sculpture Arakawa and Madeline saw in France in 1980, or become the art, like Madeline did in Venice in the summer of 1969. We hope you enjoy this selection of photographs that bring Arakawa and Madeline from Japan to France and Italy, back to the U.S., and finally to Tula, Mexico.

 

Yours in the reversible destiny mode,

 

Reversible Destiny Foundation and ARAKAWA+GINS Tokyo Office

 

 

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2. Arakawa and Madeline in front of a mountain scene in Japan (1979)

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3. Madeline and Arakawa standing on a porch swing set in Japan (1979)

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4. Madeline and Arakawa at Kenrokeun

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5. Madeline and Arakawa performing purification ritual with water at a shrine in Japan (1 Jan 1995)

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6. Arakawa reading the paper on a train in Japan

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7. Arakawa posing in front of a wall

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8. Madeline on the deck of a ship (Probably the QEII)

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9. Arakawa on the deck of a ship (Probably the QEII)

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10. Madeline sitting on a bench in Europe

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11. Arakwa leaning on a gothic building in Europe

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12. Arakawa leaning against a stone wall in Europe

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13. Madeline on a train platform in France

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14. Arakawa standing in a hay field in France

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15. Madeline posing with haystacks in France

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16. Madeline and Arakawa posing in front of a house in Europe

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17. Madeline posing by the canal in Venice (Jun 1969)

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18. Madeline across the canal from Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice (Jun 1969)

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19. Madeline walking on a street in Europe

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20. Madeline looking through a viewfinder binocular stand [probably in Venice] (Jun 1969)

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21. Arakawa posing with a statue in a garden in Europe (Jun 1969)

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22. Arakawa posing with a statue in a garden in Europe (Jun 1969)

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23. Madeline posing on an empty statue platform in Venice (Jun 1969)

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24. Madeline posing on an empty statue platform in Venice (Jun 1969)

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25. Arakawa standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Totem-Saché, 1974, in Saché, France (1980)

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26. Madeline and Arakawa in front of Chateau D'Amboise (France) (1980)

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27. Madeline and Arakawa posing with a shrub in front of Chateau D'Amboise (France) (1980)

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28. Arakawa in a row boat on a Gins family vacation (Aug 1976)

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29. Arakawa and Madeline in front of a building in Tula, Mexico