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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. 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 conversation I ve seen a few people on here complain about he self promotion and bragging in the book which certainly exists she has moments where she rattles off one award she s won or praise she s received after another but I think it s well deserved and it personally was news to me how acclaimed she is Kusama has always been overshadowed in the art world by male contemporary artists who she has claimed in previous essays she s written have even ripped her off At the opening of the Claes oldenburg show where he premiered his soft sculpture calendar he allegedly saw her at the opening and said sorry yayoi because he blatantly appropriated her soft sculpture method and in turn became famous than her for it For all she has achieved she should be a household name to the public up there with Warhol and pollock yet she s still not So for me I enjoyed hearing about all her accomplishments even if it was a tad heavy on the bragging because I actually wasn t even aware she had such a prolific history I didn t learn about her in art school in any of my art history classes until I took an Asian art history class despite the fact that she s clearly an international art star for whatever reason the writing of history seems to be undermining her contributions She talks uite a bit in the book about her up and down relationship with Japan over the years which I really loved especially her descriptions of its natural beauty The book focuses mostly on growing up there her move to NY and the art she made in the 60 s then for the last few decades she jumps around a bit and it s uite sparse and unbalanced at times In the end I liked it for that reason though because she wrote it in a very natural and instinctual way only focusing on what she thought was the most important It all felt very personal conscious and unrehearsed A really special read Alban Berg A Guide to Research Composer Resource Manuals star By the time Trying to Save Piggy Sneed she returned to her home country in 1973 The Culture of Homelessness 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 Callings sculptures videos paintings and installations are to this day included in major international exhibitionsAvailable. 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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 m. 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 dots like growth disease dreams and a glossy overlay that shrouded the object in material status art fair high art luxury and wonderful absurdity the hope and bleakness of repetitionobsession of art itself I started to find out about her works and her story she became one of the artists I d look at when I need to recalibrate my negotiations between art and life life and deathThis autobiography then could be nothing short of fantastic for me Having access to Kusama s narration of her own history is something I ll forever be grateful to this book for There s so much in this that s relatable inspiring so much that s relevant to what I obsess with on a daily basis Her tensed relationship with and criticisms of her home country for one hit some familiar nerves The poems and photos included in the book filled up the voids left by the prose I did wish some of the pages didn t read too much like a list of her struggles or victories At some points the narrative was choppy and the language dry I imagine it might be difficult to get through some of these pages without sufficient curiosity for Kusama s life and works This doesn t discount the importance of this book though It serves as a documentation of an artistic life and the creative process How sometimes there isn t much that distinguishes the process of making work with the process of navigating personal terrains how sometimes the one consumes the other and an obliteration occurs Through process the Self is both destroyed and rejuvenated A must read in understanding Kusama s history and body of work

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Aking 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 wor. 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 abstract art as well as her performance art In the 1970 s she returned to Japan and eventually entered a psychiatric hospital where she has spent the rest of her days She has a studio across the street where she creates her art Since returning to Japan she has also been writing and publishing novels She turned 90 in March 22 2019 In the last 10 years her 10 top selling works of art ranged from 2 million dollars to 7 million All but two of these were created in the fifties and sixties She is one of the few artists who has lived long enough to see the value of her art rise in price


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 J

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    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 the same day at the art gallery’s gift shop Repetition and Multiplication is her approach whether it be the mirror balls in the Infinity Room o

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    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 people As an artist myself I wanted to know about how she used her art as a way to manage her mental instability and this book almo

  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

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    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 bu

  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 b

  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

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    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 fascinat

  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 someo

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