Dos & Dots
In this Library post we take a look at two publications that were created as supporting exhibition catalogues but ultimately ended up as beautifully printed documentations of crucial moments in the history of art and design. Featuring David Zwirner Books and Kerber Verlag.
Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life text by Jenni Sorkin, David
Transcending both pop art and minimalism, Yayoi Kusama’s work of paintings, performances, installations, films, fashion, design, and interdisciplinary is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Now, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, published by David Zwirner Books, documents Kusama’s exhibition at the galleries’ New York location in late 2017. Highlighting sixty-six paintings from Kusama’s iconic My Eternal Soul series, arge-scale flower sculptures, polka-dotted installations, and two Infinity Mirror Rooms, Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life is a refreshing look into the work of an artist who demands that you put down your phone and look at the work with reflection.
Bauhaus and America, Kerber Verlag
To celebrate 100 years of the Bauhaus the LWL-Museum for Kunst und Culture in Münster is presenting the exhibition "Bauhaus and America". Showcasing the significance of Bauhaus as an interdisciplinary realm for experiments within light and movement, to kinetic art to experimental film and dance and performance, these topics are addressed by former Bauhaus members for the very first time in this new publication of the same name. Bauhaus and America sets out to document the examinations made within the exhibition and casts light onto art life in America since the Bauhaus influence after 1945.