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Performance & environnement1962-2000

Yayoi Kusama - Performance & environnement
Coinciding with a travelling show that presented ten specially created environments, this book assembles the artist's extravagant works of the 60's when she organized performances, happenings and orgies in the streets of New York, as well as the environments of the 80's and 90's that distort reality to propose near-hallucinatory experiences.
After studying Nihonga, traditional Japanese painting, Yayoi Kusama (born 1929 in Japan) left Japan in the mid-1950s for the United States, where she rapidly established herself as a leading figure of the New York avant-garde. Embodying the spirit of the 1960s, her groundbreaking and unclassifiable work challenged the dominant aesthetic of the day, asserting great formal liberty through the use of multiple media, including painting, sculpture, video, installation, environment, and performance. Yayoi Kusama is considered one of the most important post-war and contemporary artists, with exhibitions all over the world. Her work is not only of historical importance, it also appeals to a young and broad audience, and defies art concepts such as Minimal and Pop Art.
Texts by Xavier Douroux, Franck Gautherot, Seung-duk Kim, Robert Nickas, Vincent Pécoil.

Co-published with Janvier.
published in 2001
French edition
20,5 x 26,2 cm (hardcover)
288 pages (250 colour illustrations)
ISBN : 978-2-913387-03-4
EAN : 9782913387034
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