Whimsy or dark psychosis? Tate Modern Yayoi Kusama retrospective – review round up


The Tate Modern in London recently wrapped up a massive retrospective of works from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition covered all of Kusama’s major stylistic periods.

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Post-disaster reflections in Japan-Australia art exhibition “Alternating Currents”


The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in cooperation with the Japan Foundation attempts to show art that has been influenced by Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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How Saatchi and his YBAs influenced leading Asian artists – The Observer


In an Observer article, writer Ben Lewis reveals the influence that Charles Saatchi-and his Young British Artists had on the emerging Asian art scene.

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Takashi Murakami tops Japanese artist by auction price list – Artprice


Two out of the three artists on Artprice’s top ten list of best auction results generated by Japanese artists (August 2011) are contemporary: Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama.

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Art Radar 18 most-searched contemporary Asian artists to June 2011


Goodbye Takashi Murakami. Hello Tsang Kin-Wah. Art Radar‘s list of the top twenty most-searched Asian contemporary artists to June 2011 holds some surprises.

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Yayoi Kusama ‘Dots Room’ enchants young child – video on Hyperallergic


In this joyous video a child runs excitedly around Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room (1996), on display at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, USA.

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Japanese contemporary art book resource: Tokyo Visualist


Art Radar looks at Tokyo Visualist, a book that helps readers access the world of Japanese contemporary art through interviews, essays and artist biographies.

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