Yayoi Kusama exhibit goes to Singapore

The National Gallery will be home to some of the artist's most popular work

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 13 Mar 2017

Yayoi Kusama in SG
Photo: Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore, Victoria Miro, London, David Zwirner, New York

You'll want to book a flight to Singapore when the Yayoi Kusama exhibit goes to the National Gallery Singapore in June! Called Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow, the retrospective will be the "first major museum exhibition of her work in South East Asia" and will feature Kusama's famous polka dot motifs, her shiny pumpkin sculptures, and her obliteration and infinity mirror rooms.

In addition to that, there will also be over 120 paintings, videos and installations – spanning seven decades, from the 1950s to the present – on display. If her current exhibitions at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C are any indication, we're in for a great treat!

Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow will be open from 10 June to 3 September 2017.


Happy Opening Day for "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"! 🔴🎉 #InfiniteKusama is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career. Yayoi Kusama had a breakthrough in 1965 when she produced "Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field." Using mirrors, she transformed the intense repetition of her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual experience.🔴 Over the course of her career, the artist has produced more than twenty distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms, and our exhibition—the first to focus on this pioneering body of work—is presenting six of them, the most ever shown together. Ranging from peep-show-like chambers to multimedia installations, each of Kusama’s kaleidoscopic environments offers the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. The rooms also provide an opportunity to examine the artist’s central themes, such as the celebration of life and its aftermath. We're excited to share this experience with all of you! ✨ © #YayoiKusama 📷: courtesy @otafinearts @davidzwirner @victoriamirogallery

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