Number of Pages: 152
Publication Date: 2 Aug 2018
Publisher: David Zwirner
Publication City, Country: NY, United States
Dimensions (cm): 32.9(H) x 23.2(L)
Weight (gm): 1310
Reviews"[This collection includes] some of her best-known works, like the endlessly Instagrammed mirrored Infinity Rooms, polka-dotted plastered spaces, and a selection of her paintings."--The Editors "New York Magazine"
"If your art-loving friend missed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's 2017 exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, this monograph captures some of her iconic works."--The Editors "New York Magazine"
"The artist of 'Infinity' rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she's much more than that - an almost frighteningly fertile talent."--Roberta Smith "The New York Times"
Author BiographyYayoi Kusama's work has transcended two of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century: pop art and minimalism. Her extraordinary and highly influential career spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, outdoor sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures, which allude at once to microscopic and macroscopic universes.
Jenni Sorkin is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She has written numerous in-depth essays on feminist art and issues of gender, and writes frequently on the intersection between gender, craft, material culture, and contemporary art. She has published and lectured widely as an art critic and curator, and is the author of Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (2016), which examines gender and postwar ceramics practice at Black Mountain College and other utopian communities. In 2016, she co-curated, with Paul Schimmel, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles, in which Yayoi Kusama was included.