Yayoi Kusama: Self Obliteration on Nowness.com

Repetition can sometimes incite chaos but how beautiful it is in the hands of Yayoi Kusama.

The notion of the thing that makes you happy being the same thing to destroy you, is for some, difficult to understand.  Yet, for Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whom you might remember from her epic collaboration with Louis Vuitton, polka dots always intrude her space + thoughts.  In ‘Yayoi Kusama: Self-Obliteration’, a short film by Martin Rietti, you get to hear from the 84yo. artist herself + see how she must create + repeat + repeat, in full of color, just to survive.

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