At age 92, contemporary Japanese painter and sculptor Yayoi Kusama is having a moment— today she is one of the world’s most popular and recognizable artists. Her Infinity Mirrors immersive experience installations took the world by storm in the 21st Century, but she has been making vibrant and innovative art all along. Her artistic practice is rooted in her lifelong fascination with the natural world, inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers. This talk will discuss her life and extraordinary work and prepare you well to enjoy the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature, on view till October 31st.
Instructor: Janet Mandel is an award-winning art history educator.
Information on how to join your video conference will be sent 12-24 hours prior to the start of class.