In this vlog, Educator Lauren Ridloff discusses Yayoi Kusama’s early Infinity Net paintings.
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.
Taking a cue from Yayoi Kusama’s immersive environments and happenings, Julianne Swartz, along with collaborators Ian Turner and Bob Bielecki, organized a program in which visitors explored sonic texture to record, edit, and compose an audio object. This interactive sound collage made by Swartz, Turner, Bielecki and collaborators is the final product.
In this video, a visitor experiences Fireflies on the Water (2002), an installation in which artist Yayoi Kusama explores ideas of the infinite.
In these excerpts from Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots directed by Heather Lenz, artist Yayoi Kusama, gallerist Richard Castellone, and Tate curator Frances Morris discuss Kusama’s childhood in Japan, her move to New York, and the themes of infinity and accumulation in her work.