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Celebration of Female Artists

Swoon - Nuit Blanche Paris 14

We would like to celebrate our favorite female artists worldwide, who are pushing boundaries in graffiti /street art as well as contemporary art. The list is unlimited so we are sending much love and support to ALL the female artists.

Keep doing what you are doing!

AIDA WILDE (UK)
Aida Wilde

BARBARA KRUGER (US)
Barbara Kruger - Forever

AYA TAKANO (JP)
Aya Takano

CARRIE REICHARDT
The Art of Politics

CHIHARU SHIOTA (JP)
Chiharu Shiota

FAITH47 (SA)
Faith47 - London

HERA (DE)
Herakut


LADY AIKO (US)

Aiko -Unstoppable Waves

MAD C (DE)
Marrakech Biennale MB6 Street Art

MAYA HAYUK (US)MIMA - Maya Hayuk

MISS VAN (FR)
Rose Beton Festival - Toulouse

NATALIA FABIA (US)

OLEK (US)
Olek - London

SWOON (US)
MIMA - Swoon

TARA MCPHERSON (US)
Tara McPherson

YAYOI KUSAMA (JP)
Yayoi Kusama

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London: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Yayoi Kusama

Victoria Miro is currently hosting a new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.  Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this presentation. This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it is the first time mirror rooms have gone on view in London since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012.

85 years old avant garde multidisciplinary artist Yayoi Kusama has developed a practice which resists any singular classification, though it shares affiliations with Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop art, the Zero and Nul movements, Eccentric Abstraction and Feminist art.

Her iconic dots patterns, pumpkins and mirror rooms is a lifelong exploration of the self’s relationship to the infinite cosmos. Her installations place the viewer within a universe of varying proliferating reflections.

New paintings displayed alongside these immersive rooms continue an enduring preoccupation with multiplying polka dots and dense scalloped ‘infinity net’ patterns – Kusama’s obsessive repetition of these forms on canvas, which she has described as a form of active self-obliteration, responds to hallucinations first experienced in childhood. The pumpkin, another motif that she has returned to throughout her career, is also present in the form of new mirror polished sculptures.

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View the full set of pics here

Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro
Until 30 July 2016
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE