Ambiguous Zones, 15

Dear Friends, As we begin to wrap up 2023, we are pleased to bring you Ambiguous Zones, 15, written by our Graduate Fellow Emiko Inoue, whose essay centers on Arakawa’s

Ambiguous Zones, 14

Dear Friends, We are pleased to bring you a special edition of Ambiguous Zones, 14,  written by our summer intern, Jlynn Rose, who joins us from Pratt Institute where she

Ambiguous Zones, 13

Dear Friends, In Ambiguous Zones 13, RDF’s project archivist, Kathryn Dennett, delves into the story behind a mysterious find in an archival box: a Lincoln Center playbill from May 1979…mentioning

Ambiguous Zones, 12

Dear Friends, The new year brings with it the twelfth edition of our Ambiguous Zones newsletter, written by guest author Chaeeun Lee who thoughtfully considers Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s concept

Ambiguous Zones, 11

Dear Friends, For Ambiguous Zones 11, we are pleased to introduce guest author Keenan Jay, who wrote an insightful essay on Arakawa’s solo exhibition of mainly coffin works at the

Ambiguous Zones, 10

Dear Friends, Even though there are about two weeks left of summer in New York, where the RDF office is located, we have been inundated with advertisements for pumpkin spice

Ambiguous Zones, 9

Dear Friends, For Ambiguous Zones 9, we travel to the Japan Pavilion at the 35th Venice Biennale that took place in 1970. Marking the first time the inner gallery was

Ambiguous Zones, 8

Arakawa, Non-Gravitational Being, 1983-1984, acrylic, graphite, art marker and PVA on canvas (in two parts), 100 x 136 in. Photo: Rob McKeever Dear Friends, Ambiguous Zones 8 takes a close

Ambiguous Zones, 7

Dear Friends, Ambiguous Zones 7 features a video recording of our January 12th, 2022, webinar with guest speaker Tiffany Lambert, curator of the Gallery at Japan Society in New York. 

Ambiguous Zones, 6

Dear Friends, Happy New Year of the Tiger! We hope you had a restorative holiday break. At the dawn of 2022, all of us here at the Reversible Destiny Foundation

Ambiguous Zones, 5

Dear Friends, This fifth issue of Ambiguous Zones arrives partway into the holiday season. Like last year, the final few weeks of 2021 may not feel quite the same as

Ambiguous Zones, 4

Dear Friends, In honor of Madeline Gins’s birthday on November 7th, the fourth edition of Ambiguous Zones focuses on one of her unpublished books. Madeline considered two possible titles that

Ambiguous Zones, 3

The Reversible Destiny Lofts—Mitaka (In Memory of Helen Keller) in its near-completion phase, 2005, Tokyo. Photo by Masataka Nakano Dear Friends, Did you know that today, October 15th, is the

Ambiguous Zones, 2

Madeline and Arakawa posing with a shrub in front of Châteaux D’Amboise, France, 1980 Dear Friends, The end of summer brings another round of travel photos for the second edition

Ambiguous Zones, 1

Dear Friends, At the Reversible Destiny Foundation, the start of summer brings with it an air of celebration for Arakawa’s birthday on July 6th, when he would have turned 85.

Distraction Series, 20

The virtual tour of the Ubiquitous Site, Nagi’s Ryoangi, Architectural Body – Nagi prefecture, Japan

Distraction Series, 19

For Distraction Series 19, we were inspired to re-examine the friendship between Arakawa, Madeline Gins, and Ray Johnson after seeing Ray Johnson: WHAT A DUMP at David Zwirner’s West 19th

Distraction Series, 18

Dear Friends, For Distraction Series 18, we celebrate the arrival of spring with an invitation to virtually visit the Site of Reversible Destiny—Yoro, located within Yoro Park in the town

Distraction Series, 17

Dear Friends, A few months ago, Reversible Destiny Foundation’s project archivist Kathryn Dennett came across a folder labeled, “Man Repellent Archive.” Kathryn was “instantly intrigued. Inside there were sticker labels

Distraction Series, 16

Dear Friends, As a part of a series in which we focus on archival materials revealing “friends of Arakawa and Gins” (tentative title), we are happy to share with you,