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  • Yayoi Kusama, Dots, 1999, mixed media, 50 x 50 x 20 cm, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, born 1929, is known for her paintings, sculptures, performance art and installations in a variety of styles. Kusama began painting as a child at about the time she began experiencing hallucinations that often involved fields of dots. Those hallucinations and the theme of dots would continue to inform her art throughout her career. Her early work included what she called “infinity net” paintings. They consist of thousands of tiny marks obsessively repeated across large canvases without regard for the edges of the canvas, as if they continue into infinity. Obsessive repetition continued to be a theme in Kusama’s sculpture and installation art. The theme of sexual anxiety can be seen in her famous installation from 1965, "Infinity Mirror Room: Phalli’s Field", a mirrored room whose floors were covered with hundreds of small soft stuffed phalli constructed from white fabric that had been painted with red dots. Mirrors gave her the opportunity to create infinite planes in her installations, and she would continue to use them in later pieces. The phallus form has been a recurrent motif in her art since Phalli’s Field. She has explored it across many scales, colors and media. Together with the pumpkin it occupies a special place in her iconography.

Check out my other accounts:
@art_questions_and_debates & 
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#yayoikusama #kusama #dots #infinityroom #infinitymirroredroom #infinitymirror #infinitymirrors #contemporaryart #japaneseart #japaneseartist #femaleartist #installationart #performanceart #infinitynet #phallisfield #mixedmedia #voorlinden #museumvoorlinden @museumvoorlinden
  • Yayoi Kusama, Dots, 1999, mixed media, 50 x 50 x 20 cm, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

    Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, born 1929, is known for her paintings, sculptures, performance art and installations in a variety of styles. Kusama began painting as a child at about the time she began experiencing hallucinations that often involved fields of dots. Those hallucinations and the theme of dots would continue to inform her art throughout her career. Her early work included what she called “infinity net” paintings. They consist of thousands of tiny marks obsessively repeated across large canvases without regard for the edges of the canvas, as if they continue into infinity. Obsessive repetition continued to be a theme in Kusama’s sculpture and installation art. The theme of sexual anxiety can be seen in her famous installation from 1965, "Infinity Mirror Room: Phalli’s Field", a mirrored room whose floors were covered with hundreds of small soft stuffed phalli constructed from white fabric that had been painted with red dots. Mirrors gave her the opportunity to create infinite planes in her installations, and she would continue to use them in later pieces. The phallus form has been a recurrent motif in her art since Phalli’s Field. She has explored it across many scales, colors and media. Together with the pumpkin it occupies a special place in her iconography.

    Check out my other accounts:
    @art_questions_and_debates &
    @my_favorite_work_of_art

    #yayoikusama #kusama #dots #infinityroom #infinitymirroredroom #infinitymirror #infinitymirrors #contemporaryart #japaneseart #japaneseartist #femaleartist #installationart #performanceart #infinitynet #phallisfield #mixedmedia #voorlinden #museumvoorlinden @museumvoorlinden
  • 1,750 10 21 January, 2020
  • As exciting as it is to see a hyped Kusama exhibition in a major city, there is something to be said for encountering her work in more remote locations. ⁠⠀
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These polka-dotted tentacles emerging from a black lagoon can be found in Norway, at the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park. The work is titled 'Shine of Life' and is a recent addition to the complex, which is located in the growing art hub of Hadeland, about an hour and a half outside Oslo. Another new addition to the Kistefos Museum is an exhibition space designed by Danish superstar Bjarke Ingels. Called 'The Twist,' this structure forms a bridge over the Ranselva River.
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#TheCultivist #UnlockArt #kistefosmuseum #norway #jevnaker #oslo #sculpturepark #kusama #yayoikusama #arttravel ⁠📷 Einar Aslaksen
  • As exciting as it is to see a hyped Kusama exhibition in a major city, there is something to be said for encountering her work in more remote locations. ⁠⠀
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    These polka-dotted tentacles emerging from a black lagoon can be found in Norway, at the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park. The work is titled 'Shine of Life' and is a recent addition to the complex, which is located in the growing art hub of Hadeland, about an hour and a half outside Oslo. Another new addition to the Kistefos Museum is an exhibition space designed by Danish superstar Bjarke Ingels. Called 'The Twist,' this structure forms a bridge over the Ranselva River.
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    #TheCultivist #UnlockArt #kistefosmuseum #norway #jevnaker #oslo #sculpturepark #kusama #yayoikusama #arttravel ⁠📷 Einar Aslaksen
  • 2,094 12 28 October, 2019
  • Regram from VM Director @glennscottwright: ‘Wonderful to see the latest show at the Kusama Museum in Tokyo after a great studio visit with Kusama herself to discuss her forthcoming shows and projects, including her exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden opening in May, and later this year her middle European tour which will start at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and travel to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, with much more to look forward to beyond that (watch this space!).’ See more in Glenn's story @glennscottwright⠀
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Last chance to see Spirits of Aggregation at the #YayoiKusama Museum, Tokyo—closes 31 January 2020. First produced in 1961, Kusama’s Accumulation or Aggregation is a series of works that consist of repeated identical motifs, beginning as collages and continuing in various forms. The exhibition features very early pieces right up through Kusama’s latest large canvas series My Eternal Soul—presented as her current manifestations of Accumulation.⠀
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#kusama #kusamayayoi #instakusama #infinitekusama #newyorkbotanicalgarden #nybg #martingropiusbau #museumludwig #fondationbeyeler #beyeler @nybg @fondationbeyeler #victoriamiro
  • Regram from VM Director @glennscottwright: ‘Wonderful to see the latest show at the Kusama Museum in Tokyo after a great studio visit with Kusama herself to discuss her forthcoming shows and projects, including her exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden opening in May, and later this year her middle European tour which will start at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and travel to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, with much more to look forward to beyond that (watch this space!).’ See more in Glenn's story @glennscottwright

    Last chance to see Spirits of Aggregation at the #YayoiKusama Museum, Tokyo—closes 31 January 2020. First produced in 1961, Kusama’s Accumulation or Aggregation is a series of works that consist of repeated identical motifs, beginning as collages and continuing in various forms. The exhibition features very early pieces right up through Kusama’s latest large canvas series My Eternal Soul—presented as her current manifestations of Accumulation.⠀

    #kusama #kusamayayoi #instakusama #infinitekusama #newyorkbotanicalgarden #nybg #martingropiusbau #museumludwig #fondationbeyeler #beyeler @nybg @fondationbeyeler #victoriamiro
  • 1,339 11 26 January, 2020

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  • To infinity.
  • To infinity.
  • 18 2 26 January, 2020
  • Sunday mood. ☁️🦦
  • Sunday mood. ☁️🦦
  • 299 22 26 January, 2020
  • Love Is Calling...
  • Love Is Calling...
  • 8 2 26 January, 2020
  • Me , romantic & snuggly in the infinity room
Danny : I wonder if I can make this in our closet .
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love you to infinity, my Danny ♥️
  • Me , romantic & snuggly in the infinity room
    Danny : I wonder if I can make this in our closet .
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    love you to infinity, my Danny ♥️
  • 75 3 26 January, 2020
  • Regram from VM Director @glennscottwright: ‘Wonderful to see the latest show at the Kusama Museum in Tokyo after a great studio visit with Kusama herself to discuss her forthcoming shows and projects, including her exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden opening in May, and later this year her middle European tour which will start at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and travel to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, with much more to look forward to beyond that (watch this space!).’ See more in Glenn's story @glennscottwright⠀
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Last chance to see Spirits of Aggregation at the #YayoiKusama Museum, Tokyo—closes 31 January 2020. First produced in 1961, Kusama’s Accumulation or Aggregation is a series of works that consist of repeated identical motifs, beginning as collages and continuing in various forms. The exhibition features very early pieces right up through Kusama’s latest large canvas series My Eternal Soul—presented as her current manifestations of Accumulation.⠀
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#kusama #kusamayayoi #instakusama #infinitekusama #newyorkbotanicalgarden #nybg #martingropiusbau #museumludwig #fondationbeyeler #beyeler @nybg @fondationbeyeler #victoriamiro
  • Regram from VM Director @glennscottwright: ‘Wonderful to see the latest show at the Kusama Museum in Tokyo after a great studio visit with Kusama herself to discuss her forthcoming shows and projects, including her exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden opening in May, and later this year her middle European tour which will start at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin and travel to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, with much more to look forward to beyond that (watch this space!).’ See more in Glenn's story @glennscottwright

    Last chance to see Spirits of Aggregation at the #YayoiKusama Museum, Tokyo—closes 31 January 2020. First produced in 1961, Kusama’s Accumulation or Aggregation is a series of works that consist of repeated identical motifs, beginning as collages and continuing in various forms. The exhibition features very early pieces right up through Kusama’s latest large canvas series My Eternal Soul—presented as her current manifestations of Accumulation.⠀

    #kusama #kusamayayoi #instakusama #infinitekusama #newyorkbotanicalgarden #nybg #martingropiusbau #museumludwig #fondationbeyeler #beyeler @nybg @fondationbeyeler #victoriamiro
  • 1,339 11 26 January, 2020
  • Artist: Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh

Title: Glance past the future

Year: 2018

Edition: 300

Size: 373 x 318mm (Image size) / 468 x 398

Medium: Silkscreen
  • Artist: Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh

    Title: Glance past the future

    Year: 2018

    Edition: 300

    Size: 373 x 318mm (Image size) / 468 x 398

    Medium: Silkscreen
  • 15 1 26 January, 2020
  • Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh  Title: Kyoto Enso

Year: 2018

Edition: 300

Size: 373×318mm (Image size) / 468×398mm (Sheet size)

Medium: Silkscreen Printing paper, oil ink
  • Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh Title: Kyoto Enso

    Year: 2018

    Edition: 300

    Size: 373×318mm (Image size) / 468×398mm (Sheet size)

    Medium: Silkscreen Printing paper, oil ink
  • 19 1 26 January, 2020
  • Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh Title: Hollow Man

Year: 2018

Edition: 300

Size: 373 x 318mm (Image size) / 468 x 398

Medium: Silkscreen
  • Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh Title: Hollow Man

    Year: 2018

    Edition: 300

    Size: 373 x 318mm (Image size) / 468 x 398

    Medium: Silkscreen
  • 16 1 26 January, 2020
  • ▪️Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!▪️
  • ▪️Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!▪️
  • 36 1 25 January, 2020
  • Fun show by artist/icon Yayoi Kusama at the ICA. Advance tickets only, February is now on sale.
  • Fun show by artist/icon Yayoi Kusama at the ICA. Advance tickets only, February is now on sale.
  • 43 1 25 January, 2020
  • I painted this portrait of the phenomenal artist Yayoi Kusama when I started my new collection.... I love her.... i was digging through all of the muse submissions and wanted to dive into the paint..... nothing like gettin your brush wet. #ashleylongshore #popart #kusama #fuckyeah
  • I painted this portrait of the phenomenal artist Yayoi Kusama when I started my new collection.... I love her.... i was digging through all of the muse submissions and wanted to dive into the paint..... nothing like gettin your brush wet. #ashleylongshore #popart #kusama #fuckyeah
  • 9,015 262 25 January, 2020
  • Японская художница, страдающая психическими расстройствами, продаёт картины за миллионы долларов.

В 2008 году на аукционе Christie’s ее работу продали за 5 100 000 долларов.
Это рекорд среди ныне живущих женщин-художников.
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Японская художница родилась в 1929 годов городе Мацумото.
Ее отец был мягко говоря гуляка, он постоянно заводил романы на стороне, а ее властная мать отправляла маленькую девочку шпионить за отцом и требовала от ребёнка полнейший отчёт об его похождениях. Мать применяла к девочке физическое насилие, что сказалось на психике Яеи.
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В итоге такого воспитания уже в 10 лет у неё появились галлюцинации, навязчивые и суциидальные мысли, а позже и паническая боязнь секса.
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По совету психиатра Кусама занялась рисованием. В те минуты, когда девочка оставалась одна она закрывалась в своей комнате, брала в руки кисти и карандаши и рисовала свой мир в гороховом цвете.
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Проучившись в школе искусств в Киото, она заинтересовалась европейский и американским авангардом. 1957 году Кусама разорвала отношения с семьей и переехала Нью- Йорк.

В США амбициозная художница с историей психической болезни быстро создала себе яркий публичный имидж и стремительно завоевала репутацию лидера авангардного движения.
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В 1967 году о ней был снят фильм «Саморастворегие Кусамы». Так мир 🌍 узнал о психически больной, но самой дорогой художницы в мире.
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Здоровье художницы ухудшилось, и в 1973 году она вернулась в Японию.
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Сейчас художнице 91 год и 40 лет она живет в психиатрической лечебнице в самом центре Токио, а ее художественная студия расположена неподалёку.
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Свои работы Кусама наполняет автобиографическим, психологическим и сексуальным содержанием ее фирменным знаком стал рисунок в горошек.
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В своей автобиографической книге художница написала « Если бы не искусство, я бы уже давно убила себя». Она считает, что искусство должно приносить удовольствие и радовать окружающих, а тревог превращать в чудесные « поля бесконечности».
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А вы слышали о Яёй Кусама? .
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#kusama #японскаяхудожница #художницамиллионер #авангард #natamata #tokio #madeinjapan
  • Японская художница, страдающая психическими расстройствами, продаёт картины за миллионы долларов.

    В 2008 году на аукционе Christie’s ее работу продали за 5 100 000 долларов.
    Это рекорд среди ныне живущих женщин-художников.
    .
    Японская художница родилась в 1929 годов городе Мацумото.
    Ее отец был мягко говоря гуляка, он постоянно заводил романы на стороне, а ее властная мать отправляла маленькую девочку шпионить за отцом и требовала от ребёнка полнейший отчёт об его похождениях. Мать применяла к девочке физическое насилие, что сказалось на психике Яеи.
    .
    В итоге такого воспитания уже в 10 лет у неё появились галлюцинации, навязчивые и суциидальные мысли, а позже и паническая боязнь секса.
    .
    По совету психиатра Кусама занялась рисованием. В те минуты, когда девочка оставалась одна она закрывалась в своей комнате, брала в руки кисти и карандаши и рисовала свой мир в гороховом цвете.
    .
    Проучившись в школе искусств в Киото, она заинтересовалась европейский и американским авангардом. 1957 году Кусама разорвала отношения с семьей и переехала Нью- Йорк.

    В США амбициозная художница с историей психической болезни быстро создала себе яркий публичный имидж и стремительно завоевала репутацию лидера авангардного движения.
    .
    В 1967 году о ней был снят фильм «Саморастворегие Кусамы». Так мир 🌍 узнал о психически больной, но самой дорогой художницы в мире.
    .
    Здоровье художницы ухудшилось, и в 1973 году она вернулась в Японию.
    .
    Сейчас художнице 91 год и 40 лет она живет в психиатрической лечебнице в самом центре Токио, а ее художественная студия расположена неподалёку.
    .
    Свои работы Кусама наполняет автобиографическим, психологическим и сексуальным содержанием ее фирменным знаком стал рисунок в горошек.
    .
    В своей автобиографической книге художница написала « Если бы не искусство, я бы уже давно убила себя». Она считает, что искусство должно приносить удовольствие и радовать окружающих, а тревог превращать в чудесные « поля бесконечности».
    .
    А вы слышали о Яёй Кусама? .
    .
    #kusama #японскаяхудожница #художницамиллионер #авангард #natamata #tokio #madeinjapan
  • 112 6 25 January, 2020
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  • As the last few days of January trickle in, I look forward to what I want in my life this year. I made these following promises:
Be GRATEFUL throughout the day-This is something that I practice and am aware of every morning. But sometimes, my consciousness of it diminishes throughout the day. My goal is to be able to sustain the power of gratitude and abundance until I close my eyes at night.
Make more TIME for me-I realized that I do not make a conscious effort to check in with myself and see how I am doing and feeling. I do not allow myself the time to do the things that bring me joy. I resolved to be mindful about having ME time, whether it be a spa day, reading a book that I want to read, eating something that I love, going to a place that is on my list, or just having a solitary walk.
Say NO to things that do not feel right or I am uncomfortable with-I grew up as a people-pleaser and very aware of not offending someone. Throughout my life, I have tolerated a lot of things that were detrimental to my growth, self-respect, and self-worth. I am learning to say NO to situations and people that do not align with my values. I know now that establishing healthy boundaries is an important part of self-growth.
Learn to just BE-As someone with a busy lifestyle, I jam my calendar with events, happy hour, training, volunteer work, writing, and side projects. I am slowly learning to be comfortable in my silence and to sit with my feelings and thoughts. I will never learn about myself, my purpose, and what I truly want if I do not leave space for silence and contemplation.
Go out of my COMFORT ZONE-I have always played the games I know I could win. But that is is no way to explore the far recesses of my humanity and beauty. That is no way to find out what I am capable of, earn strength after strength, and achieve the confidence of pushing yourself to the limit. This is the scariest one, as failure (or the possibility of it) is something that my ego has a difficult time with. But there is no success without failure, no strength without vulnerability, no abundance without paucity, and no lessons without ignorance.
  • As the last few days of January trickle in, I look forward to what I want in my life this year. I made these following promises:
    Be GRATEFUL throughout the day-This is something that I practice and am aware of every morning. But sometimes, my consciousness of it diminishes throughout the day. My goal is to be able to sustain the power of gratitude and abundance until I close my eyes at night.
    Make more TIME for me-I realized that I do not make a conscious effort to check in with myself and see how I am doing and feeling. I do not allow myself the time to do the things that bring me joy. I resolved to be mindful about having ME time, whether it be a spa day, reading a book that I want to read, eating something that I love, going to a place that is on my list, or just having a solitary walk.
    Say NO to things that do not feel right or I am uncomfortable with-I grew up as a people-pleaser and very aware of not offending someone. Throughout my life, I have tolerated a lot of things that were detrimental to my growth, self-respect, and self-worth. I am learning to say NO to situations and people that do not align with my values. I know now that establishing healthy boundaries is an important part of self-growth.
    Learn to just BE-As someone with a busy lifestyle, I jam my calendar with events, happy hour, training, volunteer work, writing, and side projects. I am slowly learning to be comfortable in my silence and to sit with my feelings and thoughts. I will never learn about myself, my purpose, and what I truly want if I do not leave space for silence and contemplation.
    Go out of my COMFORT ZONE-I have always played the games I know I could win. But that is is no way to explore the far recesses of my humanity and beauty. That is no way to find out what I am capable of, earn strength after strength, and achieve the confidence of pushing yourself to the limit. This is the scariest one, as failure (or the possibility of it) is something that my ego has a difficult time with. But there is no success without failure, no strength without vulnerability, no abundance without paucity, and no lessons without ignorance.
  • 79 27 24 January, 2020