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The Obsession with Yayoi Kusama

  • Video
  • PHI Foundation
By  PHI

At 93 years of age, artist Yayoi Kusama is a living legend whose work continues to engage and captivate people all over the world. In this talk, art historians Jenni Sorkin and Alexander Dumbadze discuss key aspects of Kusama’s body of work, as well as her massive impact on art history and contemporary culture.

Jenni Sorkin
Queer Kusama


In this presentation, Sorkin presents an overview of Kusama’s New York-based engagements with the gay liberation movement in 1960s New York.

Alexander Dumbadze
Radiantly Unclassifiable


This talk looks at how the idea of Yayoi Kusama that has developed over the years, but especially of late, has often obliterated the profound and moving ways in which her philosophical grounded practice refused any stable kind of classification in the 1960s New York art world.

Hosted by Cheryl Sim, Managing Director and Curator, PHI Foundation

To read the event’s transcript, download the PDF file.

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