A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
370: Sunlit spheres in Inhotim Park
In 1966, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama illegally placed 1500 stainless steel spheres on a lawn during the 33rd Venice Biennale. During the first week, she sold, like a peddler, the spheres for two dollars each, in protest against the commercialization of art. She then got expelled from the Biennale, but her work remained. In 2009, a new version of the spheres was installed in Inhotim – an institute containing a contemporary art museum integrated with a botanical garden – near Belo Horizonte. Five hundred spheres floating in a pond near the Burle Marx Educational Center, inspirational for various photographs showing reflections on the shiny spheres.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017