Infinity Net The Autobiography Of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama
Editor: Tate Enterprises Ltd
ISBN: 184976087X
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I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.'Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. Kusama describes the decade she spent in New York, first as a poverty stricken artist and later as the doyenne of an alternative counter-cultural scene. She provides a frank and touching account of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom Kusama forged a close bond. In candid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she resides to the present day, emerging to dedicate herself with seemingly endless vigour to her art and her writing. This remarkable autobiography provides a powerful insight into a unique artistic mind, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde. In addition to her artwork, Yayoi Kusama is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Hustler's Grotto of Christopher Street, Manhattan Suicide Addict and Violet Obsession.

Yayoi Kusama White Infinity Nets

Author: Yayoi Kusama
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ISBN: 9780956856678
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Victoria Miro inaugurates its new Mayfair gallery with a presentation of recent white 'Infinity Net' paintings by Yayoi Kusama. It is the first time Kusama has exclusively shown white 'Infinity Nets' in Europe and in its select concentration on these iconic works the exhibition recalls Kusama's debut solo show in New York at the Brata Gallery in October 1959.00Exhibition: Victorio Miro Gallery, London, UK (2013).

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Jo Applin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 1846380901
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Almost a half-century after Yayoi Kusama debuted her landmark installation Infinity Mirror Room--Phalli's Field (1965) in New York, the work remains challenging and unclassifiable. Shifting between the Pop-like and the Surreal, the Minimal and the metaphorical, the figurative and the abstract, the psychotic and the erotic, with references to "free love" and psychedelia, it seemed to embody all that the 1960s was about, while at the same time denying the prevailing aesthetics of its time. The installation itself was a room lined with mirrored panels and carpeted with several hundred brightly polka-dotted soft fabric protrusions into which the visitor was completely absorbed. Kusama simply called it "a sublime, miraculous field of phalluses." A precursor of performance-based feminist art practice, media pranksterism, and "Occupy" movements, Kusama (born in 1929) was once as well known as her admirers--Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, and Joseph Cornell. In this first monograph on an epoch-defining work, Jo Applin looks at the installation in detail and places it in the context of subsequent art practice and theory as well as Kusama's own (as she called it) "obsessional art." Applin also discusses Kusama's relationship to her contemporaries, particularly those working with environments, abstract-erotic sculpture, and mirrors, and those grappling with such issues as abstraction, eroticism, sexuality, and softness. The work of Lee Lozano, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse is seen anew when considered in relation to Yayoi Kusama's.

Moma Highlights

Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870708465
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This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. It presents a rich chronological overview of the most significant artworks from each of MoMA's curatorial departments—painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art—with each work represented by a vibrant image and a short informative text. This redesigned volume features 115 new works since the previous edition, many of them recent acquisitions, ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time. MoMA Highlights is an indispensable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world.

Geometric Symmetry

Author: E. H. Lockwood
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521216852
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Symmetry is of interest in two ways, artistic and mathematical. It underlies much scientific thought, playing an important role in chemistry and atomic physics, and a dominant one in crystallography. It is important in architectural and engineering design and particularly in the decorative arts. This book provides a comprehensive account of symmetry in a form acceptable to readers without much detailed mathematical knowledge or experience who nevertheless want to understand the basic principles of the subject. It will be useful in school and other libraries and as preliminary reading for students of crystallography. The treatment is geometrical, which should appeal to art students and to readers whose mathematical interests are that way inclined.

Canadian Internet Handbook

Author: Jim Carroll
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ISBN: 9780135741467
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The Political Economy Of Art

Author: Julie F. Codell
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641682
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"Political economy is defined in this volume as collective state or corporate support for art and architecture in the public sphere intended to be accessible to the widest possible public, raising questions about the relationship of the state to cultural production and consumption. This collection of essays explores the political economy of art from the perspective of the artist or from analysis of art's production and consumption, emphasizing the art side of the relationship between art and state. This volume explores art as public good, a central issue in political economy. Essays examine specific cultural spaces as points of struggle between economic and cultural processes. Essays focus on three areas of conflict: theories of political economy put into practices of state cultural production, sculptural and architectural monuments commissioned by state and corporate entities, and conflicts and critiques of state investments in culture by artists and the public."--amazon.com edit. desc.

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Laura J. Hoptman
Editor: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
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Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b.1929) has pursued her principal themes of infinity, self-representation, sexuality and compulsive repetition since she took the New York art world by storm in the late 1950s with her 'Infinity Nets': a series of heroically-scaled paintings covered in endlessly repetitive net-like patterns, which won the admiration of artists ranging from Barnett Newman to the discriminating Donald Judd. In Kusama's installations and sculptures she compulsively covers every surface, either in polka dots (Infinity Mirror Room, 1965), mirrors (Endless Love Show, 1966) or phallus-like protrusions (Violet Obsession, 1994). This book signifies the first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. Overall, Kusama is internationally respected for her soft sculptures and psychedelic installations, through which she also explores themes of love and obsession throughout her work, in all its diversity: from her net-like pattern paintings begun in 1959, to her Pop-inspired love happenings in the 1960s, to installations whose every surface has been completed boundlessly by a complex but always distinct pattern. A visionary whose work is unique in the panorama of post-war art, Kusama is known not only as an artist but also as a fashion designer, poet, novelist and film-maker -- all documented in this uniquely comprehensive monograph. American art historian and Museum of Modern Art curator Laura Hoptman examines in her Survey the gradual transitions in the artist's work, from painting to performance to installation, in the context of her international artistic contemporaries. Japanes poet and critic Akira Tatehata discusses with the artist her own evolving relationship with her work and how it is received in Eastern and Western contexts. German-born art historian Udo Kultermann focuses on the artist's seminal installation work Driving Image(1959-64), which he exhibited in Essen, Germany, in 1966. For Artist's Choice, the artist has selected tanka poems by Takuboku Ishikawa (1886-1912), a renowned Japanese poet who, like Kusama, combined the expression of personal suffering with great formal innovations in his work.

Net Guide

Author: Kelly Maloni
Editor: Random House Puzzles & Games
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A roadmap to the electronic highway features thousands of listings to the hottest spots on the Internet and commercial services, including CompuServe, America Online, Prodigy, and hundreds of bulletin boards. Original. (All Users)

Heaven S Fractal Net

Author: William Joseph Jackson
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216205
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Accompanying DVD contains ... "Two hours of Supercomputed frame-by-frame fractal animation. Includes Mandelbrot Zooms, Julia Promenades, Cascade maps and the Lorenz Attractor. Forty six scenes with original music."--[container of 1990 VHS release].