Tag Archives: Yayoi Kusama

Day of the Tentacle: Yayoi Kusama at Martin Gropius Bau

Christian Hain The retrospective of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at Gropius Bau starts in the employees’ parking lot (they do still have one, despite an outspoken political agenda that doesn’t exactly approve of private transport), where we find some trees transformed into a smurf-like village, or fly agaric-styled art objects. “Hard wood, wearing a (white and red-dotted) dress, wrapped up, …

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Looking Out Over the Cornish Riviera

by Pendery Weekes Once again Monsieur Marcel Grenouille from Nantes has done his good deed for the day and has included an unknown artist in the summer Art Festival 2020 at Port Pierre Canto Marina in Cannes. This year the unknown is Freya Stephan with her painting, Looking Out Over the Cornish Riviera. It was picked up by Grenouille while …

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Vanishing into infinity

Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn. Standing alone, surrounded by a cosmos of points of light, or rows of glistening, golden pumpkins, my loneliness is alleviated by the unaccountable vastness and brilliance of these shimmering forms. But there is a dark side to this brilliance; the artist’s suffering and experience played out on this field. Yoyoi Kusama, a very private artist, …

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