Rose is a Rose is a Rose

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Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka, Tsuruko Yamazaki

‘Rose is a Rose is a Rose’ is Gertrude Stein’s most famous quote from her poem Sacred Emily exemplifying her idiosyncratic, experimental style of writing. Using simple words in different variations and in repetition Stein opened avenues for new metaphors and webs of suggestive meanings that transformed Modernist Literature. The repetitive nuances of her words are drawn upon for this exhibition to introduce for the first time together three significant women artists of the Japanese post war era; Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka and Tsuruko Yamazaki.

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