“I, Kusama, am the modern Alice in Wonderland”: Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi

Translated title of the contribution: Alice e Kusama, di riflesso per infiniti specchi: Alice and Kusama, reflected through infinite mirrors

Laura Leuzzi (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has organised a happening in Central Park, New York dedicated to Alice in Wonderland. This statement. The event press release underlines the profound influence of the Carrollian character of Alice in her work and a sort of identification with it. This article examines the importance of many Carrollian conceptual elements and topics (mirror, non-sense, puns) in Kusama’s body of work, including a Lacanian interpretation, and briefly the new interest for artists and illustrators of the 60s/70 in Carroll and Alice in Wonderland. The article ends with an overview of the Penguin edition of Alice in Wonderland with Kusama’s artwork of 2012, that adds her to a long list of artists who have been inspired by the Carrollian characters and stories. The article explores the themes, motifs and stylistic features used by Kusama to accompany and complement the text.
Original languageItalian
JournalEngramma
Issue number161
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Yayoi Kusama
  • Mirror
  • Performance art
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Lewis Carroll

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