Spirited Women Australia4 weeks ago
87-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is celebrated as an avant-garde visionary, known for her iconic polka dot spectacles and immersive environments. She has a history of mental illness and has used art as a form of therapy. Simultaneous exhibitions opened this week in Washington and Tokyo, celebrating her career and the different way she sees the world.
She's been misdiagnosed. She just has the ability to see and interact with the world outside the borders of the ordinary human experience. Other dimensions of existence. Beautiful.
I saw one of her installations at MONA in Tasmania last November. Used polka dots all over the space plus mirrored walls to give the illusion of the dots stretching out indefinitely. I thought it was a different way of seeing the universe around you. Whether she has mental illness or not, it doesn't change the fact she has a unique vision.
Its Kundalini - pure and simple. Modern medicine diagnosis based on symptoms would call it Schizophrenia. Medicines dont help much. The process if successfully managed leads to sharp intellectual experiences beyond the ordinary realms. Incomprehensible. Its a bio- Physical phenomena closely linked to mind processes. Those interested can read more in writings of Gopi Krishna and Sir John woldroff "serpent power" for an accurate description of the phenomenon
I have seen her work both in Tokyo/Naoshima Island and Copenhagen. Energy can almost be felt radiating from her work. Infinity room was surrealistic. She is truly inspiring.
Imagine if all people who were different were recognized like her! Imagine if everyone that had a problem tried to deal with it in such a peaceful and creative way....
I saw an amazing retrospective of her art at Tate Modern a while back and more recently an exhibition at Victoria Miro. Her polka dots, phalli and mirrored infinity rooms are wonderful!
She certainly is one withe art, but art is art and therapy is therapy..it may be therapeutic to make art but the art needs to transcend the realm of the individual into the universal to become art for others to understand. I think her art does that, and that is why we look at it.
I will never forget attending her exhibition years back in Houston. It was so breathtaking, and definitely one of a kind. Her art is amazing, being inside the room, as poems are being read is just surreal!
She's very cool! I love her visions. I wish they'd share more about her mental illness. It's wonderful to find a person so successful with such severe symptoms. Good for her. Good for Japan's I love it!
I always wonder about the "special" individuals that are labeled by what our world calls normal. How is it that many of the special individuals have financial backing and receive recognition as "geniouses" for whatever art form they specialize in! I am not meaning to downgrade or lessen their capabilities by any means, it is just that there are that many other " different from this worlds norm" genius individuals that aren't recognized because they are basically in a Poverty income level! Bottom line is -Who is to say what is or is not normal. Art therapy has been in existence since Hippocrates. Just my own opinion.
Ive been to two of her exhibitions now, both were wonderful. The infinity rooms are worth queuing up for the experience. If she has a exhibition near you, do go, you'll love it.
I had never heard of her before I stumbled across an exhibition whilst on holiday in Portugal several years ago. As soon as I walked into one of her infinity rooms I was blown away. Her work is magical.
Patricia Drabs she was my mothers friend in Amsterdam in the early 60s I used to take her to the museum and show her the doll houses there. She used to wear a gorilla coat or something that looked like one to me as a child. She had long black hair at the time. My mother was impressed with her art work. I think she used to make things out of macaroni but I could be mistaken. It was a long time ago. Blast from the padt😊
She is incredible and guess what, coming to Seattle in the next few months. I think summer, her infinity room... if I remember correctly Juliet Dang Garrett Perchetti
Marla, think we can bring some global competency around mental illness with this visit with kids? And art as therapy?
Avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was an influential figure in the postwar New York art scene, staging provocative happenings and exhibiting works such as her “Infinity Nets”, hallucinatory paintings of loops and dots (and physical representations of the idea of infinity). Kusama's work has continued to appeal to the imagination and the senses, including dizzying walk-in installations, public sculptures, and the "Dots Obsessions" paintings.
She may be mentally ill to some but I believe she is just in a different vibration in this world . She is magical and I love seeing what she creates. She can revitalize up a drained spirit.
O stiu pe artista din 1992 cand am vazut lucrari de-ale ei in Muzeul de arta din Constanta intr-o expozitie de grup de pictori si fotografi contemporani japonezi. Acum 10 zile cand eram la Kyoto am gasit intr-un anticariat un album cu opera ei si l-am cumparat! E documentatie pt teza de doctorat. Filmuletul tau a venit super la timp. Multumesc frumos!!!
Nancy Libow, My son lives in DC and saw this at the Hirshhorn last weekend. It's a timed exhibit, so Crowded but he said it was amazing. I can't wait to get tickets.
there is a street sculpture of hers of eyes / lashes outside George St courts Brisbane to remind us to be vigilant that justice is seen to be done
I saw those pumpkins in the Lonely Planet book on Japan that you have got Kathy Faint ! If you're interested you should go see it at the modern art museum in Tokyo!! 🙂
Anyone knows what music's playing on the background? The editing of this video is quite powerful and inspirational; music complements visuals in a poetic way. As beautiful as her art!
I am a designer, I know her works long time ago...I now realize she inspired me for one of the best selling skirts made of neoprene and wool dots.
Daniel Rodriguez this is why when someone says the sky is green, or any other color besides what it is, we don't correct them. Everyone sees the world differently. 😯
Have had the honor of experiencing this incredible visionary. Her effect on your senses is amazing!!!! My son loved it so much i was happy to take him 3 times. If you get a chance defiantly make the effort. She isn't ill! She is AMAZING!!!
If you can... Go to her house in Mexico city... The Blue House in Coyoacan. It's a wonderful experience. You can feel her pain. I cried during all time I was inside. Very deep and touching.
Am I the only one who wanted to wax her upper lip???
I love her art and hate that she had to suffer so horribly, for so long, after that terrible accident. G
Wow- she looks like Patti Smith at 14 secs. Frida was one of the most amazing human beings to walk this gorgeous Earth! 💜🌺🌈
I never quite understood her Art and those various paintings of her dead fetus that she kept in a jar. Too gauche. She was a Communist, Bi Sexual and wife to the magnificent Artist Diego Rivera. Now these facts I really find more admirable !
Con todo respeto y un punto de vista diferente creo que a todos los demás, no sé por qué tenemos a este par de comunistas en el billete de 500 siendo que no hicieron nada de provecho por México, en ves de tener a Zapata, Villa o la Corregidora, al ingeniero Camarena, a un escritor, hasta al señor Posadas Ocampo si es que quieres tener pintores, que bajo estamos callendo los mexicanos no leemos, no tenemos memoria, y nos enlevan con cualquier tontería, seguimos las corrientes por moda, pura gente extranjera sin saber la historia son sus admiradores y enloqucen por una postal de ellos de 5 pesos...Una disculpa de antemano.
She was a very sophisticated person... Her paintings are unique. But we can like her and her paintings or not...We have different tastes..The movie "Frida" was good.
Nancy Cabrera, you are so ignorant it hurts my head reading your comment. I can tell you never red about her life! If you did you would understand her wonderful masterpiece! !! So what if she was communist! People have the right to believe in different ideologies. Please go to a library and read!!! For the love of God! Shut up!!!
Those eyebrows are coming back in style look at all these young women tattooing and penciled thick eyebrows. Most women of latin descent are hairy and as we get old we grow a mustache, lol
Mayra Jordan i think its u who loves frida right??
Feliz cumpleaños Frida,gran mujer admirable reflejaste en tu obra él gran dolor que sufristes en tu accidente,tu gran amor y todos tus deseos y la inmensa voluntad de superación DEP.
Bianca Chavez from your recent post I thought you would enjoy this. Absolutely fascinating complicated talented woman. My mom's fav artist!
Anyone can make this clear, I never heard the history of Polio. She had a terrible bus accidente when a metal tube went through her spine, she has so many surgeries, but since the pain was always there, she started drinking a lot and then started painting in bed when the pain got worse.
Es la mujer que mas me ha gustado,por adelantarse al futuro,por su tenebrosa vida por sus pinturas con ese colorido que revivian sus cuadros.,y por que le daba todo igual.Bien por ti Frida KLo.
My favorite artist of all time!!! She had a very complicated life. She was married to famed muralist Diego Rivera. Amazing Amazing Woman!!!
A magnificent mind who was able to portrait subconscious mind .. truly a gifted person who painted pain and suffering on canvas....
Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo you were and are strong woman I look up too may you be at peace and with the angels painting in the heavens 🙏🏼💐❤️💐
She was in the dodgeball movie.
The Heard Museum in Phoenix has a wonderful exhibit of Frida's art, photographs, and paintings by Diego Rivera. If you don't know her story, you should. Her life was tumultuous but she continued to create until the very end...even after losing one of her legs. The exhibit at the Heard is there until August 20th.
What a wonderful artist. She was able to concentrate her pain and disability into creating beautiful and thought invoking art. Frida Kahlo was also married to a difficult and talented man, and yet she maintained her art, individuality and independence.
Considerava-se muito feia mas não era. Bastava-lhe tratar das sobrancelhas e do buço e ficava bastante bonita porque tinha bons traços. No filme sobre a vida dela mostravam-na como auto destrutiva e por isso é que se fazia tão feia nos auto retratos . Gosto muito das pinturas e das cores
Ay Mi querida Frida si hubieras nacido ahora nadie te habia Criticado porqué en éstos tiempos nadie se admira de nada aunque no fuistes muy feliz en tu época Si triunfantes en el presenté eres reconocida i famosa
Natasha Finden is it just me or does she look like that chick from OITNB?
Thank you for the post of Freda. .what a strong and powerful women in spite of her health. Her beauty and talent will live on.
I saw her art work at the Philadelphia art museum. I will say it was interesting. I did love the colors in a lot of her works.
I'm from Yorkshire, so it would be ' Keep y'pecker up!!'
Renee, Rebecca isn’t this the sweetest! 😘😘 Thank you both for always being there for me!
Thought of you Monica. We got this!!!
Heather Z. Glover this is how my heart sees our friendship. Thank you for being you and being around for me always but especially lately! Love you!
Wouldn't that be CHINS up!!!! Love you L
I have family and friends who lift me up. They are a blessing.
I have this photo saved
We take a lickin and keep on tickin.
You Got That Right Girlfriend after All These Years!!! Partners in Crime!! HUGS 🤗🤗🥂🎩
what a cute photo--I love it
I swear I think this picuture is me and my cousin for real 💕And to all my girlfriends .Imtry hard to get this 💕
I love it! TY Girl! You made my day! Hope you are feeling better and give that to Momma Jones!
So glad to hear that you have improved some from your procedure! Happy New Year to you both and may it be 100% better than this past year there with all the excitement you have endured!
Great message! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE this and my wonderful friends!
Hey girl, mail came. Thank you it's beautiful and made me cry. Love and miss you my BFF of 46 years. Wow! That's awesome ❤️❤️❤️
What chin, first, second or third lol
Bra att påminnas ibland om de enklaste medel som kan göra någons dag😀 i vardagen
That’s right Peggy! We Got This!😳
AwwwwI’m sorry just wanted you to know I got your back🥰🥰
Shegay this is for you from me♥️
Why is that so hard ppl 🤷🏽♀️
Yup, it would be a change maker! To know someone cares and support you!
We do got this!
Jenah Elise Amanda Merlin I feel like this is the basic purpose of our endless group text 😘