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Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective

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A richly illustrated companion book to a retrospective at the Gropius Bau examining Kusama's life and work through wholly original insights by leading experts

The book traces the development of Kusama's creative output from her early paintings and accumulative sculptures to her immersive environments, as well exploring her lesser-known artistic activity in Europe and Germany in particular. It illuminates Kusama's commitment to political and social issues in Europe, the US and Japan.

A diverse selection of images and archival documents feature alongside texts by authors from different theoretical backgrounds. Essays discuss Kusama's accomplishments in the worlds of fashion, film, art marketing and publishing. They focus on her engagement with different artistic spheres and offer genre-specific observations about her performances, installations and painting series.

As panoramic and fascinating as its subject, this monumental retrospective guides viewers interested in Kusama towards a deeper understanding of her creative trajectory and of the breadth of her extraordinary career.

Details
  • Author: Stephanie Rosenthal
  • Hardcover: 352 pages| 490 illustrations
  • ISBN: 978-3791378824
  • Publication date: May 2021
  • Dimensions: 28 x 22cm