Publication Details

Exhibition booklet
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
65 pages, 38 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016

Yayoi Kusama – Dot Obsessions includes a diverse selection of works by the artist ranging from small scale works on paper from the 1950s, to aggregation sculptures, large scale paintings and a participatory installation titled The Obliteration Room. Since the age of 10, Kusama has obsessively experimented with dots and the repetition of forms, covering photographs and drawings to ‘obliterate’ the object, often referred to as self-obliterations. Also included is Kusama’s 2013 multi-media installation titled The Dots Obsession.

Yayoi Kusama – Dot Obsessions

Yayoi Kusama: Dot Obsessions

Most recognised for her use of repetitive patterns, polka dots and nets, as well as her immersive, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama has worked in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film and performance.