YAYOI KUSAMA: BRONZE PUMPKINS │ Victoria Miro, London → 19 December 2014

“Victoria Miro z dlîtd t priznt a ny bodi v sculpčrz bî Jaṗnīz ātist Yayý Csama dedicetd t hr îconic dpiẋn v pumpcinz.

Ɖ xibišn cmprîzz a mêjr ny siriz v bronzsculpčrz on dsple in ɖ gaḷri’z ynīc wōtrgādn. Ɖ bronzpumpcinz hv bn tu yirz in ɖ mcñ n māc ɖ frst tîm ɖ ātist hz wrct wɖ bronz on sč a lj scêl.

Sns hr ŕliist fwṃtv yirz, in a famli hu md ɖer livñ cultivetñ plantsīdz, Csama hz bn fasinetd bî ɖ načṛl wrld. Š hz olwz hd an afiṇti wɖ nêčr, ptklrli vejitl n flwṛl lîf, bt ɖ pumpcin cntinyz t okpî a spešl plês in hr îc̣nogṛfi n z a mtif š hz rtrnd t rpitdli ʈrt hr c̣rir.

Ɖ plant apirz in sm v hr pêntñz n wrcs on pêpr az ŕli az 1948. Aftr hr rtrn fṛm Ny Ywc t Jpan in ɖ 1970z š rīdiscuvrd ɖ ʈīm, n bgan mcñ sirı̣l wrcs dpictñ ɖ pumpcin in verı̣s mīdia: pêntñz, prints, sculpčr, insṭlešn n invîrnmntl wrcs. Š hz md tîni pumpcinz no bgr ɖn a cīrñ, n monymntl pumpcinz ɖt dwōf ɖ vywr wɖ ɖer scêl. Š hz plêst pumpcinz in boxstrucčrz n in mirŗūmz, n yzd ɖ dstnctv nobli paṭnñ v ɖer scinz az inspirešn fr hr ynīc dotpatnd pêntñz n txtîlz. In 1993 pumpcinz fwmd pāt v hr prezntešn in ɖ Jaṗnīz Pviłn at ɖ Venis Bienāle. In 1994 hr îconic xtirı̣r sculpčr v a lj yelo n blac pumpcin wz saitd at ɖ Benese Ātsait Naošīma, an îḷnd in Jpan’z inḷnd sì dedicetd t dspleyñ āt wɖn nêčr.

Ɖ ātist hz a stroñ prsnl îdntificešn wɖ ɖ pumpcin, n hz dscrîbd hr imijz v ɖm az a fwm v slfpwtričr. Š admîrz pumpcinz fr ɖer hādiṇs n evrīde qoḷti, az wel az fr ɖer ynīc n plizñ fizicl qoḷtiz. Š hz ritn:

Pumpcinhed wz an epiʈet yzd t dsparij ugli, igṇṛnt men, n ɖ frêz Pt îz n a nôz on a pumpcin ivoct a puji n uṇtractv wmn. It sīmz ɖt pumpcinz d nt inspîr mč rspct. Bt I wz inčantd bî ɖer čāmñ n winsm fwm. Ẇt apild t m most wz ɖ pumpcin’z jenṛs unpritnšsṇs. Ɖt n its solid spiričl bês. (Yayý Csama, Infiṇtīnet: Ɖ Ōṭbîogṛfi v Yayý Csama, trnz. Ralf MCāʈi, Lundn 2011, p.76).

Ɖ xibišn z acumṗnid bî a fŭli iḷstretd caṭlog wɖ txt bî Gilda Wiłmz.

Csama’z wrc z cuṛntli ɖ subjct v ʈri mêjr inṭnašnl myziymexibišnz. Yayý Csama: A Drīm I Dremt z a sôlo xibišn v ovr 100 rīsnt wrcs travlñ ʈru Eža, frst dspled at ɖ Dêgu Ātmyziym in C̣rīa, folod bî ɖ Myziym v Cntmprri Āt, Šañhî, ɖen Sôl Ātșentr. It wl tur ʈru 2015 t venyz includñ ɖ Gâšŭñ Myziym v Fîn Āt; ɖ Našnl Tîwan Myziym v Fîn Āts, Tîčŭñ, n ɖ Našnl Gaḷri v Modn Āt, Ny Deli.

Yayý Csama: Infiṇt Obsešn turz Sentṛl n Sâʈ America ʈrt 2015. Cnsistñ v ovr 100 wrcs crietd btwn 1950 n 2013, ɖ xibišn ôpnd in June 2013 at Malba – Fndaʈion Costntīni, Bweṇs Ẹriz – setñ a ny rec̣ḍtndns fr ɖ myziym – n ɖen travld t ɖ Sentru Clṭral Bancu du Bṛzil, Hiu di Žneru; ɖ Sentru Clṭral Bancu du Bṛzil, Bṛzilia, n ɖ Institutu Tomi Otace, Sâ Pâlu, n rīsntli ôpnd at ɖ Mzeo Tmîo Āte Cntmṗranio, Mexico Siti.

Travlñ t verı̣s venyz in Jpan, ɖ tur v Yayý Csama: Itrṇti v Itrnl Itrṇti bgan in Jaňri 2012. In 2014 ɖ xibišn travld t ɖ Cntmprri Ātmyziym, Cŭmmoto n ɖ Acŭta Senšu Myziym v Āt n ôpnz ɖs munʈ at ɖ Matsūẓcaia Myziym, Îči.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


Ɖ folowñ wrcs wr in ɖ intirı̣r xibišn, ẇč hz olrdi finišt:


ẆT ĐE SE

Sôfi Nait, Đ TEḶGRAF, 31 Ōġst 2014
Sẹra Stywt, Đ LUNḌNIST, 26 Septmbr 2014
Justin Qrc, Đ HUFÑTN PÔST, 10 Octobr 2014
Yayý Csama, Đ TEḶGRAF, 23 Octobr 2014


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