Distese di zucche maculate, grappoli di falli, pois, ramificazioni, tentacoli che svettano da terra e tentacoli annodati di mille colori incandescenti, piante e fiori che si spingono fino al soffitto. Dentro ogni cosa, lei, Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1929), l'artista camaleonte che ha trasformato la paranoia, le allucinazioni uditive e visive, l'ansia ossessiva e le aritmie in un loop di forme e colori, in un habitat al contempo fiabesco, sospeso e sinistro dove la ripetizione è decostruzione della paura. Nella storia della donna che ora vive volutamente in un istituto psichiatrico, sempre con i colori alla mano a farle da scudo magico, convivono l'infanzia tra le voci dei campi di violette, le tele strappate dalla madre, i tradimenti del padre che era costretta a spiare. E poi la lettera a Giorgia O'Keefee, la fuga a New York, in valigia sessanta kimono e duemila tra disegni edipinti da vendere. In America Kusama soffre la fame, la depersonalizzazione e la fobia sono tali che non basta dipingere una tela, bisogna dipingere tutto quello che c'è attorno e lì restare. E mentre resta Yayoi cavalca la rivoluzione hippie, conosce Cornell, Warhol,Read e Smith, invade le gallerie, trova il coraggio di tornare in Giappone, tenta il suicidio, e dopo venti anni in cui il vuoto spezza la fama, una retrospettiva a New York la rimette al suo posto.
- ISBN: 8869214427
- Casa Editrice: Centauria
- Pagine: 128
"You see these empty hands? One day they'll hold everything I want." I did four years as an art major, and never once heard the name Yayoi Kusama. That's a crying shame, 'cause she's had a fascinating life. She hung out with Dali and Warhol, created installations, and even staged a few orgies - in the Leggi tutto
I know the struggle is real. The more your family, especially when it's your parents, when they are against what you live for. When you have your dreams pushing you to love more and work more and achieve more; When no one dear and close to you are the worse mortal enemies no one sees; When you actually Leggi tutto
I have to confess I had never heard of the artist Yayoi Kusama, which probably says a lot about how people of colour are still systematically "forgotten" in art history. Kusama was quite a prolific artist in the 60s in New York, giving her whole life over to her art, which basically was a way to subd Leggi tutto
Simply beautiful even if very short.
Way back in December, before all of this COVID-19 stuff started, I took the kids to visit an installation by Kusama at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. It as an immersive experience where you were broken into small groups and stepped into a mirrored room full of polka dot protrusions. Am Leggi tutto
3.5 ⭐️ Following the prolific Yayoi Kusama from birth to old age, we see her struggling with breaking free of the confines of Japanese normality. At young she is discouraged from pursuing art by her parents but her love for art transcends all. Her longest relationship is with art and has always been Leggi tutto
2.5 rounded up A quick read providing a brief biography of the artist. The illustrations were fun and I liked how they - and the colour scheme - took inspiration from Kusama's work, although I felt that the text itself was lacking in places and would have been better if it had been beefed up with a b Leggi tutto
Unfortunately, I didn't have any inkling about Yayoi Kusama. Thanks, Netgalley to introduce me to such an inspiring artist's struggle. The artwork of this book is quite fascinating and I think portrayal of her work in this book will amuse many artists. The only letdown I have felt are the texts. The Leggi tutto
I was wholly ignorant of the life and career of artist Yayoi Kusama before picking up this book from the library. Because of the "Graphic Novel" subtitle, I actually thought I was getting a work of fiction, not biographical. So no, despite the cover image, this is not a reboot of Richie Rich's pal,
i enjoyed reading this so much!!!!! i love kusama's works and have been reading her art books for leisure + inspiration. i first got to know more about kusama back in 2019, when i had the opportunity to catch her documentary film called "kusama:infinity". i cried - was so fascinated and inspired by
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