Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now

27 MAR 2024 - 29 SEP 2024

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Yayoi Kusama

Image: Portrait of Yayoi Kusama. Photograph by Yusuke Miyazaki.

Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner. ©YAYOI KUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama emerged as a global cultural icon for the twenty-first century by pursuing her uncompromising avant-garde vision. Over the past seven decades, she honed a singular personal aesthetic and core philosophy of life. Kusama’s work captivates millions by offering glimpses of boundless space and reflections on natural cycles of regeneration. Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now narrates the story of this artist’s life and work, foregrounding her longing for interconnection and the profound questions about existence that drive her creative explorations. 

Featuring about 160 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and archival material, this retrospective exhibition surveys Kusama’s career from the earliest drawings she made as a teenager during World War II to her most recent immersive art pieces. Organized chronologically and thematically, the retrospective guides visitors through Kusama’s career-long creative pouring divided into major themes: Infinity, Accumulation, Radical Connectivity, Biocosmic, Death, and Force of Life. 

This exhibition is organised by M+, Hong Kong in collaboration with the Serralves Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, curated by Doryun Chong and Mika Yoshitake, supported by Isabella Tam. 

The Serralves presentation was supported by Filipa Loureiro, Museum curator.

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