Yayoi Kusama challenges her mental illness into creating art

BBC's short film on the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who is well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, sculpture.  film, performance and immersive installation.  Kusama has exhibited her work in the three major capitals of contemporary arts: New York (MoMA), Tokyo (OTA FINE ARTS) and London (Tate Modern). 

She has been living voluntarily in a psychiatric institution since 1977, after being diagnose with anxiety disorder. The hospital allowed her to create a studio inside the building where she worked on a daily basis.