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Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven

Text by Akira Tatehata, Yayoi Kusama.

"Green Solitude" (2013) is reproduced from <I>Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven</I>.Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven features new work from the artist's critically acclaimed 2013 inaugural exhibition at David Zwirner, which spanned the gallery's three locations in New York. Kusama's extraordinary and highly influential career spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, outdoor sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design and interventions within existing architectural structures. Opening this book is a series of exquisitely produced color plates of brightly colored, large-format square paintings. Part of a recent body of work, they allude to universal spheres or basic life forms and highlight Kusama's unique amalgamation of representational and nonrepresentational subject matter. Also featured is the video installation, Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict, in which the artist herself is seen performing a song she composed while an animated slideshow of selected artworks moves behind her and the two mirrored infinity rooms. Infinity Mirrored Room--The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away encompassed a cube-shaped, mirror-paneled room that featured a shallow reflecting pool as its floor; hundreds of multicolored LED lights were suspended at varying heights from the ceiling, flickering on and off in a strobelike effect. Another mirrored infinity room, Love Is Calling, stands as one of Kusama's most immersive, kaleidoscopic environments to date. It was composed of a darkened, mirrored room illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms--covered in the artist's characteristic polka dots--that extended from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors.

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan. She was recently named the world’s most popular artist by various news outlets, based on annual figures reported by The Art Newspaper for global museum attendance. Her exhibitions were the most visited worldwide that year, with three major museum presentations simultaneously traveling through Japan, Asia, and Central and South America?all of which have drawn record-breaking attendances at every venue. Kusama’s work is featured in collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Akira Tatehata is an art critic and poet based in Japan who has written extensively about Yayoi Kusama’s work. In 1993, he invited the artist to represent Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale. He now serves as the President of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, and Chairman of the Japanese Council of Museums.?

"Green Solitude" (2013) is reproduced from Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/22/2017

Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven

Yayoi Kusama: I Who Have Arrived in Heaven

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors opens tomorrow at the Hirschhorn Museum, a very welcome change in the news from Washington, DC. Featured portrait, by Gautier Deblonde, is reproduced from I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, the classic Kusama catalog containing her 2013 Infinity Mirrored Room, "The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away." Essayist Akira Tatehata writes, "Kusama is a great artist because of her ability to convert her personal desire for release from oppression into a prayer for simultaneous salvation of herself and others. Her art can even be said to have an ethical function. Yayoi Kusama is an angelic being blessed with rare intelligence and a strong will. Like Walter Benjamin’s angel of history, she is a great, pure spirit who opens her large, sad eyes and holds out a hand of love and salvation to all of us..." continue to blog


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Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

YAYOI KUSAMA: FESTIVAL OF LIFE

Text by Jenni Sorkin.

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ISBN: 9781941701812 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Text by Akira Tatehata, Yayoi Kusama.

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