Culture | Connecting the dots: a peek into the heart of Yayoi Kusama

Connecting the dots: a peek into the heart of Yayoi Kusama

New and old works from Japan's most celebrated contemporary artist, 88, are currently on display at Singapore's National Gallery. Asia Times delves into a vast body of work that cuts across multiple different disciplines but which returns tirelessly to certain visual and thematic obsessions

July 22, 2017 11:46 AM (UTC+8)
Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict. This video installation shows the artist singing an original song about her experience dealing with depression. A moving sequence of artworks forms the backdrop. Taking its title from Kusama’s acclaimed debut novel, published in 1978, this work provides an insight into her worldview and drive to create art.
Collection of the Artist. ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, David Zwirner, New York
Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict. This video installation shows the artist singing an original song about her experience dealing with depression. A moving sequence of artworks forms the backdrop. Taking its title from Kusama’s acclaimed debut novel, published in 1978, this work provides an insight into her worldview and drive to create art. Collection of the Artist. ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, David Zwirner, New York
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