Yayoi Kusama In Infinity 9/1715 – 01/24/16
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
“Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment”
“Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots.
Earth, moon, sun and human beings all represent dots; a single particle among billions.”
“I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland.”
“Since I rely on my own interior imagination, I am not concerned with whatever they want to say about me.”
“I will keep painting until I die.”
“My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings.”
“I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.”
“I have done all the work myself, not assistants. That’s why I’m in a wheelchair: I’ve been doing it physically – it’s hard labour – throughout my life.”
Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929. She has lived the last 26 years in a private psychiatric hospital in Japan and has been extraordinarily productive.