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September 13, 2012
Obsess, Create, and Repeat: Obsession and the Creative Process 

From left: psychoanalyst Robert Langan, artist Janine Antoni, and scholar Lyle Rexer. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left: psychoanalyst Robert Langan, artist Janine Antoni, and scholar Lyle Rexer. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left: Robert Langan, Janine Antoni, and Lyle Rexer. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left: Robert Langan, Janine Antoni, and Lyle Rexer. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Panelists discuss the role of obsession in the creative process. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Panelists discuss the role of obsession in the creative process. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

This roundtable conversation explores the myths surrounding artistic production and the unique characteristics of extremely creative artists. The panel discusses the role of obsession, activity, and repetition in contemporary art practice, as illustrated by Yayoi Kusama’s life and work. Participants include artist Janine Antoni, critic and scholar Lyle Rexer, and psychoanalyst Robert Langan.