4/13 (Tue.) Yayoi Kusama 草間彌生 and Art (Host: Steve/ Sylvia)

Shirley Hsu
YOYO member
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註冊時間: 週日 8月 03, 2014 8:43 pm

4/13 (Tue.) Yayoi Kusama 草間彌生 and Art (Host: Steve/ Sylvia)

文章 Shirley Hsu »

“Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way. “
“She is fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do.”
– Quoted from Lewis Carroll, “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama”

Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto City, Japan in 1929. Her work is in the collections of leading museums throughout the world. Major exhibitions of her work have appeared in many of the world's most celebrated museums. Kusama currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Session 1
1) Have you heard of Kusama or seen her artworks?

2) Can you name one artist and his/ her famous artwork?
(Singers are counted as artists.)

3) Art is everywhere. How do you combine collapse distinctions between the realms of art and everyday life?
(For example: A smiley face on the toast, table settings)

4)Though Kusama is 92 years old, she is still creating artworks. Japanese craftsmanship is amazing; do you know any artisan?

Session 2
5) What color is the most main color in your closet? https://youtu.be/YeI6Wqn4I78

6) What is the most beautiful and unforgettable picture in your life? (a stunning scenery, a touched story, or a fuzzy animal...)

7) When was the last time you created an artwork? Maybe we can give it a shot tonight!

6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:10 ~ 8:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:15 ~ 8:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
9:00 ~ 9:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
9:20 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
Address: 台北市濟南路三段25號[MAP]-捷運忠孝新生站3號出口步行3分鐘

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Iris Wu
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註冊時間: 週二 5月 20, 2014 4:33 pm

Re: 4/13 (Tue.) Yayoi Kusama 草間彌生 and Art (Host: Steve/ Sylvia)

文章 Iris Wu »

I know nothing for sure except one, I have no artistic talents. Without any guidance, I usually feel lost in art galleries, but still some artworks from certain artists do give audiences stronger feelings.

Yayoi Kusama’s art style is very distinctive and recognizable. Kusama herself is one of a kind. She seems to never “lose her mind” even she has lived in the mental institute for over 40 years.

It’s a pity that I cannot attend the meeting in person because I am out of town for a couple days. Wish our Tuesday supporters have a nice discussion on this one-of-a-kind topic!