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Cleveland Museum of Art, 07/09/18–09/30/18
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High Museum of Art, 11/18/18–02/17/19

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Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

Text by Jenni Sorkin.

"Kusama's vitality is infectious." –Roberta Smith

In a unique style that is both sensory and utopian, Yayoi Kusama's work—which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design and interventions within existing architectural structures—has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of the 20th century, including pop art and minimalism. As Roberta Smith wrote in the New York Times, "These paintings form a great big infinity room of their own, but one in which each part is also an autonomous work of art, its own piece of wobbly, handwrought infinity … their vitality is infectious."

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life documents the artist's exhibition at David Zwirner's Chelsea location in New York in late 2017, featuring a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment and two Infinity Mirror Rooms. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as a special foldout poster.


Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) presented her first solo show in her native Japan in 1952. Her work has since been featured widely in both solo and group presentations. In the mid-1960s, the artist established herself in New York by staging groundbreaking and influential happenings, events and exhibitions. Her work gained widespread recognition in the late 1980s after a number of international solo exhibitions, including shows at the Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, both taking place in 1989. She represented Japan in 1993 at the 45th Venice Biennale, to much critical acclaim.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/29/2018

New work by Yayoi Kusama in 'Festival of Life'

New work by Yayoi Kusama in 'Festival of Life'

This spread, featuring an installation shot of Yayoi Kusama's 2017 INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM - LET'S SURVIVE FOREVER is from Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life—new from David Zwirner Books. An exquisitely produced collection of recent work by Kusama—literally the most popular artist in the world and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people—this volume features Kusama's signature red polka dots silkscreened on both front and back covers, as well as the book's edges. Works include paintings, installations, large flower sculptures, polka-dot pumpkins and several of the artist's enthralling Infinity Mirror Rooms. Photograph by Kyle Knodell. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/30/2018

NEW! Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

NEW! Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

"Festival of Life" (2017) is reproduced from David Zwirner Books' new release of the same name—which comes with a pull-out poster of this very image. Essayist Jenni Sorkin cites the "ornamental urge" (a term coined by German psychiatrist and expert on visionary art Hanz Prinzhorn) in Kusama's work. "Half moons, spirals, polka dots, curlicues and circular zigzags, paisley ovoids, almond-shaped eyes, round faces, concentric circles: there is no closure, only circularity, which itself functions as both a metaphor and a fact of life—the ongoing urgency to produce repetitively. Her work lashes together such collective tropes through the resonance of circles, circling back, as it were, to the very ideas that thematize and define the human experience. Kusama emphasizes our similar circuitry: the circular logic of our minds, the roundness of our planet, and the tiny shimmering light, a pinprick (also a circle) that we make collectively, marking the universe only briefly." continue to blog


YAYOI KUSAMA MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

YAYOI KUSAMA: FESTIVAL OF LIFE

Text by Jenni Sorkin.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701812 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

YAYOI KUSAMA: GIVE ME LOVE

Text by Akira Tatehata, Yayoi Kusama.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701218 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
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