Shuntaro Tanikawa, Yayoi Kusama & Fujiko Nakaya: DOGO ONSENART 2014
Jawshing Arthur Liou: “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”
State of the Art is the culmination of a year-long process that began with a focus on some 10,000 American artists and included more than 1,200 hours of in-studio interviews and thousands of miles logged by the curators conducting the primary research. State of the Art brings together the artwork of more than 100 artists, ranging from works on canvas and paper to photography and video to installation and performance art, and more. The exhibition examines the ways in which today’s artists are informed by the past, innovating with materials old and new, and engaging deeply with issues relevant to our times.
Victoria Miro is delighted to present a new body of sculptures and paintings by Japanese artist and ACC Grantee Yayoi Kusama dedicated to her iconic depiction of pumpkins.
Since her earliest formative years, in a family who made their living cultivating plant seeds, Kusama has been fascinated by the natural world. She has always had an affinity with nature, particularly vegetal and floral life, but the pumpkin continues to occupy a special place in her iconography and is a motif she has returned to repeatedly throughout her career.The artist has a strong personal identification with the pumpkin, and has described her images of them as a form of selfportraiture. She admires pumpkins for their hardiness and everyday quality, as well as for their unique and pleasing physical qualities.
Text courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery.
Enrici Isamu Oyama’s “Letterscape”
Enrico Isamu Oyama will be having a solo exhibit, "Letterscape." It launches on October 17, with a live painting performance on November 8 from 4:00-6:00 PM.