Saturday, May 4

Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room

Yayoi Kusama, who is now 84 years old, is an integral part of the Western world's art community. As noted in Wikepedia, "A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg.[1] Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde." She has obviously seen a lot in her time on this earth and has collaborated with a wide variety of people/organizations including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs. In this exhibit at the Tate in London, she chose to collaborate with the general public.

3 comments:

jo thies said...

Kelly,
I love your blog. I am a middle school art teacher in Seoul Korea. Your posts are always inspiring. You have helped me be a better teacher.
Thanks!
Jo

Kelly Visel said...

Wow Jo, thank you.

Sherry said...

Kelly my grandaughter just loved this post.Thanks