An inventory of works, projects, exhibitions, and happenings by Yayoi Kusama
Since 2005, the 0-INSTITUTE* has collected archive material with a team of art historians and conducted interviews with eyewitnesses, including artists, friends, and organizers. This publication presents the result of the preliminary research, which began in 2018, in preparation for the Yayoi Kusama retrospective exhibition at the Gropius Bau in Berlin in 2021. However, during this research, it became clear how important Kusama's stay in the Netherlands was for her development.
The accumulated knowledge retained in this publication is the basis for the development of the exhibition Kusama: with love from Holland in the Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam, and does not punctuate the "mystery" of Kusama but provides many new facts of Kusama's early activities in Europe. Starting in Germany, finding a base in Holland, moving to Italy, and back to Germany; with a bit of help from her friends.
The printed publication is available through Blurb