画出彩虹Life In A Rain­bow

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这是一场未演先轰动的艺术展览。被视为当代最具影响力的先锋艺术家,日本国宝级艺术家草间弥生(Yayoi Kusama)首个东南亚作品展选址新加坡国家美术馆。展出作品包括艺术家上个世纪50年代到现在的作品,作品种类涵盖画画、雕塑、视频及艺术装置,当中一些作品还是首次亮相。今年88岁的草间弥生年轻时便受精神疾病困扰,晚年过着与世隔绝的生活,每天往返于疗养院和工作室,艺术创作使她与外界保持联系,也是她活着的最大动力。她的圆点花纹、镜子艺术装置、《南瓜》系列等作品,不仅受到藏家追捧,也迷倒时尚界,Louis Vuit­ton与她合作的跨界系列见证圆点女王的超人气。近年,她的作品成为艺术拍卖会的抢手货。2014年,她的《无限的网》(In­fin­ity Nets)系列其中一幅作品在香港佳士得(Christie’s Auc­tion House)拍卖会上以710万美元(约982万新元)成交,奠定了她作为在世女艺术家当中作品身价最高的艺坛地位。她的回顾巡展“草间弥生;无限痴迷”是2015年全球入场人次最高的展览,令人看好此次东南亚展览的叫座力。

The bold polka dot-cov­ered works of Ja­panese artist Yayoi Kusama are now putting in an ap­pear­ance at the Na­tional Gallery Sin­ga­pore in the artist’s first South-east Asian show. The ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case her works dat­ing from the 1950s to the present day and will fea­ture paint­ings, sculp­tures, videos and art in­stal­la­tions, in­clud­ing some that have never been shown be­fore. Kusama is widely re­garded as the most in­flu­en­tial avant-garde artist in con­tem­po­rary times and her works have be­come the fo­cus of in­tense in­ter­est at art auc­tions in re­cent years. In 2014, one of the works from her In­fin­ity Nets se­ries sold for US$7.1 mil­lion (S$9.2 mil­lion) at a Christie’s auc­tion in Hong Kong, ce­ment­ing her po­si­tion at the pin­na­cle of liv­ing fe­male artists. The pub­lic love her just as much: Her 2015 ret­ro­spec­tive, In In­fin­ity, was the best-at­tended ex­hi­bi­tion in the world for that year. Her South-east Asian tour is ex­pected to meet with the same level of en­thu­si­asm. And her reach ex­tends beyond the world of art. Case in point: Her col­lab­o­ra­tion with French lux­ury house Louis Vuit­ton, in which her sig­na­ture bold spots cov­ered items from bags to dresses. Kusama was plagued by men­tal ill­ness in her younger years and now, at 88, lives a life of seclu­sion, shut­tling be­tween her nurs­ing home and her stu­dio ev­ery day. Her art keeps her con­nected to the out­side world and is also her great­est mo­ti­va­tion.

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