The Cage Dialogues: A Memoir
"Conceptual artist William Anastasi recounts the life and work of artist John Cage, his longtime friend and collaborator. The memoir is written chronologically, beginning with their first encounter and concluding with Cage's death. The narrative derives its structure from the game of chess, which was a metaphor for their friendship. For decades, Cage and Anastasi play virtually every day, and the psychological dynamic between them eventually becomes more important than their relative chess strengths. Whether or not Cage or Anastasi wins, being together is unquestionably what is important."
This book was included in our previous exhibition, Cage & Kaino: Pieces and Performances.