In an age of increasing uncertainty, instability, and anxiety, thinking about our own mental health — and that of those around us — feels more urgent and necessary than ever. Today marks World Mental Health Day, an initiative that’s been run by the World Federation for Mental Health since 1992. Mental health problems, can, and obviously do, affect anyone, any day of the year, but as British mental health charity Mind says, “today is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.”
It’s difficult to name an artist more speculated or talked about than Yayoi Kusama. Her work is able to encapsulate the feeling of hallucination or happenings through swarms of spots, and consistently the narratives of her artworks have centred around mental health.