If you haven’t already checked it out, we recommend you visit the Tate’s current retrospective of Yayoi Kusama as it’s in the home stretch…
A few of us head down over the weekend – we know, we’ve been quite slow to get over there ourselves – and we highly recommend it. Better late than never.
Chronologically, the show lays out the Japanese artist’s large, multi-media body of work.
Yayoi Kusama Walking Piece, 1968.
Beginning with her early works on paper to her Feminist performative experimentation in a 1960’s America to her later immersive spaces, installations and most recent paintings, the display is well organised, categorised and justified.
We really love Kusama’s New York period, particularly her 1966 photographic work ‘Walking Piece’ and the artist’s 1968 ‘Self Obliteration’ experiemental film and coresponding photographs and collage works on paper. Watch Parts 1 & 2.