iwai shigeaki


What's in a name?


The book version of the project titled 'self-introduction about names' (1999-2002). The artist selected forty nine names for the publication from about three hundred people from the original project. It contains an assortment of pages that are the origins and meanings of people's names, together with their names in their own languages. The readers are inspired by the interwoven significance of names that are so different from each other, against the backdrop of the human history of immigration, war, and invasion.

P3 art and environment, 224 pages, English and Japanese


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