Demonstrating the enduring force of Yayoi Kusama, this exhibition includes early installations such as Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field (1965) along with recent immersive environments including Fireflies on the Water (2000) and Clouds (2008) provide insight into the creative energy of this extraordinary artist and her lifelong preoccupation with the perceptual, visual and physical worlds
Working across different media and forms that include painting, collage, sculpture, installation and film, as well as performance and its documentation, Kusama creates works that reveal a fixation with repetition, pattern and accumulation. Describing herself as an “obsessive artist”, her work is intensely sensual, infused with
autobiographical, psychological and sexual content.
Organised by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Curated by Jaap Guldemond (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), Franck Gautherot and Seungduk Kim (Le Consortium in Dijon, France).
Presented in association with City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand.