Yayoi Kusama; with Love from Holland
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 Europe was for her development. The accumulated knowledge retained in this publication 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.
212 pages, with more than 200 unpublished images.