For me, the art Kusama make is very simple in the most brilliant way — you can feel it in your body, in your heart. It’s so far of being cold and intellectual, although one can describe her art in a very conceptual way, of course. But it doesn’t need this desrciption to be understood and to work so strongly it works.

(and that’s what I feel to Japan art in general, especially to literature and photography. I totally don’t get theatre though)


Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Two descriptions, two rooms to go into and feel physically, I read one description before the visit and the other after, and exactly those feelings were in me! A thrilling absolutely physical joy, and a fading distant sadness.

I love it when you get that kind of rapport with the artist. And I love it when the text stays simple.

Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Kusama to me is an example of following herself very precisely, despite the fact that she was not particularly understood or supported in her early years — even though she is now one of the most famous artists.

She is absolutely amazing. As a young girl, she ran away from Japan to New York, taking her work with her. She organised performances and Happenings there. Later, she came back. All her life she suffered from hallucinations and for twenty years she has been living in a psychiatric clinic where her studio is located. She works all the time.

Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Such a sting at an exhibition about Japanese women artists who were despised and etched FOR JAPAN’S WAR. hello, Russian women artists, I see you

Kusama had to deal with this back in the sixties, and there we are again.


And my great joy is the visibility of neurodiverse people, it’s very important to me as an autistic person. 

I haven’t been to the quiet room in Tate yet, it’s quiet everywhere, but I have been to the quiet room at the Harry Potter studio, and that was one of the most vivid impressions.

Blog / Artist’s Diary

Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Camden Art Centre

my volunteering and two current exhibitions
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

I translated one of my poems into English

and I have no idea, of course, how well I did it
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Baby Reindeer

from the perspective of a lesbian & sexual abuse survivor
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

A flaming bush

and my manner of work with it as an example
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

Capturing the moment at Tate Modern

and why I think that as curatorial work it’s bullshit
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

About all the cameras big and small

and why I hardly ever shoot with my Mark anymore
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

About my old performance

and what we’re actually shooting
Kusama at Tate Modern. Victoria Dini Art

English (not yet summer) rain

and how I could not stop filming it