無限の網 草間弥生自伝 PDF ↠

無限の網 草間弥生自伝 In 1957 encouraged by Georgia O’Keeffe artist Yayoi Kusama left Japan for New York City to become a star By the time she returned to her home country in 1973 she had established herself as a leader of New York’s avant garde movement known for creating happenings and public orgies to protest the Vietnam War and for the polka dots that had become a trademark of her work Her sculptures videos paintings and installations are to this day included in major international exhibitionsAvailable for the first time in English Infinity Net paints a multilayered portrait of this fascinating artist Taking us from her oppressive childhood in postwar Japan to her present life in the psychiatric hospital where she voluntarily stays—and is still productive—Kusama’s autobiography offers insight into the persona of mental illness that has informed her work While she vibrantly describes the hallucinatory episodes she experiences her tale is punctuated by stories of her pluck and drive in making her artistic voice heard Conveying the breadth and ambition of her own work Kusama also offers a dazzling snapshot of 1960s and 1970s New York City and her encounters with its artists—she collaborates with Andy Warhol shares an apartment with Donald Judd and becomes romantically entangled with Joseph Cornell Replete with the sense of the sheer necessity within an artist to create Infinity Net is an energetic and juicy page turner that offers a glimpse into Kusama’s exhilarating world


About the Author: Yayoi Kusama

Avant garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets” hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots and physical representations of the idea of infinity Narcissus Garden an installation of hundreds of mirrored balls earned Kusama notoriety at the 1966 Venice Biennale w



10 thoughts on “無限の網 草間弥生自伝

  1. says:

    If you're a fan of Yayoi Kusama contemporary art or just strong women in general this is a great book It has been translated from its original Japanese version so at times the writing is a bit rigid but it's straightforward which is enjoyable in its own way almost like a casual con


  2. says:

    A concise and engrossing narrative of the life of one of today’s greatest living artists who transformed a psychosomatic illness into artI was drawn to the work of Yayoi Kusama when I visited one of her Infinity Rooms at the Art Gallery of Ontario recently I picked up her autobiography th


  3. says:

    An easy to read autobiography that spans across Yayoi's life With some elegant prose and lovely imagery she details her life as a young Japanese artist making her way in New York I did struggle with her ego in this book not one for great moments of humility or reflection on how she appeared to treat


  4. says:

    If you're a Kusama fan I totally recommend hearing her own point of view I've read a solid amount of stuff around her work and life in the art world and this cleared up a lot of tales Also beautifully written ofcourse


  5. says:

    Beautiful spirit A life devoted to her art and self expression and seeing just how far she could go


  6. says:

    I was introduced to Yayoi Kusama back in university where my obsessive works were subtly likened to Kusama's process with repetition The first time I truly paid attention to her was two or three years ago Occasionally having read up on her I bumped into one of her small pumpkins at an art fair It was green with black polka do


  7. says:

    Yayoi Kusama is an amazing artist and storyteller This book is her memoir of her life in art Growing up in Japan she wanted to be an artist but was discouraged by her mother She left Japan for the United States in her twenties and she became apart of the New York art scene during the 1950s and 1960s She became known for both her abstr


  8. says:

    I have been fascinated with Yayoi Kusama and her art since visiting two of her mirrored rooms at the Mattress Factory a few years ago Such a remarkable woman and artist and this is a wonderful autobiography Yayoi writes beautifully openly unflinchingly about her life her art her mental illness her dreams and aspirations Anyone interested in Ya


  9. says:

    This is one of the strangest books I've ever read and I ended up with a real lovehate relationship with it I really liked the part about her art and especially about her relationships with other artists And it was fascinating from a mental health perspective But there was an awful lot of self promotion – since she is such an esteemed artist I wonder


  10. says:

    uestion what is the normal amount of times to cry while reading an autobiography because I think I may have exceeded that amount??This was incredible Incredible person incredible artist incredible message It reads less like an account of someone's life and like having a cool conversation with an older relative about their wild life in their 20s now that you're


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *