Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yayoi Kusama has brought her seminal installation from 2002, The Obliteration Room, to David Zwirner in New York. Also on view in two spaces, 519 and 525 West 19th Street, are new paintings from the celebrated My Eternal Soul series and new polka-dotted pumpkin sculptures. Widely recognized around the world, with a recent survey of museum attendance ranking her as the most popular artist in 2014, Kusama has shaped her own narrative of postwar and contemporary art. Minimalism and Pop art, abstraction and conceptualism coincide in her practice, which spans painting, sculpture, performance, room-sized and outdoor installations, the written word, films, fashion, design, and architectural interventions.
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 06, 2015
Those who like stickers are going to love The Obliteration Room by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This interactive installation is an all-white room covered by colorful stickers put there by visitors, turning it into a dynamic sticker oasis.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Don't worry, we are not going to start covering the photoshoots involving George Clooney now on the site, but if they involve the great mind of Yayoi Kusama, and Clooney is releasing a film dedicated to art in "The Monuments Men," we will do it this time. W Magazine just ran a cover story on Mr. Clooney, presumably to chat all things "Monuments," and they smartly had Yayoi art directed the shoot with her signature polka dot patterns, while being capture by photographer Emma Summerton.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 15, 2013
We have seen some pretty incredible exhibitions from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in the past. Her most recent, "I Who Have Arrived In Heaven," opened at David Zwirner Gallery in New York this month. Spanning the gallery's three locations, the exhibit features twenty-seven new large-scale paintings and a mirrored infinity room! One of them features illuminated inflated testicle-like blobs that shift from color to color...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 10, 2013
We have seen some fantastic exhibitions from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in the past. Last December's was no exception. As part of her "Look Now, See Forever" Yayoi built and painted a domestic environment white and invited children to cover the entire thing in colorful dot stickers. By the time two weeks had passed, there was very little white left!
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 16, 2012
This past week in London, the Tate Modern presented two juxtapozing exhibitions of major interest to us and obviously most people interested in contemporary art: Damien Hirst may be getting most headlines as of now, but the exhibition covering nine decades of work from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was one of the best exhibitions we have seen over the past few years.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is currently showing at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, where he took a completely white room and gave a thousand colorful stickers to kids to apply throughout the installation space. The results, as you can imagine, is ordered chaos.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 02, 2011
Allison Miller, painter and professor at UC San Diego, recently showed me a film about Yayoi Kusama, following her around her studio and attempting to get a glimpse into her odd world and unusual artistic practice. Kusama has been producing work for over 50 years and all of it is very strange and very beautiful.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 28, 2011
AD LIB, a group exhibition at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills, featuring the work of Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Aaron Curry, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, and Richard Wright, just opened to the public. And the bathrooms were designed by Justin Van Hoy. Photos and more after the jump…