This New Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Is An Homage to Her Past
It's what launched her career in the US.
YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM
107 Bentencho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Thursdays to Sundays and national holidays)
Admission: ¥1,000 for adults, and ¥600 for children from 6 to 18 years old.
All tickets must be purchased in advance through the museum’s website.
Entry is timed and only valid for 90 minutes.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. (Japan time) on the first day of each month for entry in the month after the next.
*Door tickets are not available
Yayoi Kusama is a name people often hear from mainstream art circles. Her unique style has caught the attention of the public eye, most notably through a collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Although many people know of her and her art, there is still much to appreciate about her roots, the development in her style, and what made her who she is today.
At the YAYOI KUSAMA MUSEUM, you’ll be able to experience her art and see life through her eyes.
1F Museum Exterior Photo by Shintaro Ono (Nippon Design Center, Inc.)
From April 4 to August 31, 2019, Yayoi Kusama presents HERE, ANOTHER NIGHT COMES FROM TRILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS AWAY: Eternal Infinity, a series that has neither a beginning nor an end. First exhibited in 1959, Infinity Nets, was born amidst the Abstract Expressionism movement in the New York art world. Gaining high acclaim, it catapulted Kusama’s career as an avant-garde artist in the US.
Portrait of Yayoi Kusama ©YAYOI KUSAMA
Revisit Kusama’s early days as an artist, and learn how she developed her craft through time as you experience her works.
Kusama’s goals for the museum as found at the 1F Gallery
See her large canvases of art inspired by humanity, which includes themes about life, love and death.
Her artworks are not just a testament to her skill and creativity; they also mirror her philosophy and her reflections of humanity.
Ladder to Heaven, 2019, Mixed media, 303 x ø150 cm ©YAYOI KUSAMA
See her latest works of art that have caught the world by storm. Some of her signature works, such as the PUMPKIN 2015, are also displayed at the museum.
PUMPKIN 2015, Stainless steel, urethane paint, 173.7 x ø182.2cm ©YAYOI KUSAMA
Take a piece of Yayoi Kusama home, at the souvenir shop within the museum.
Whether you’re art savvy or not, the experience is sure to leave a mark in your soul. See the world through Yayoi Kusama’s eyes, and you might be able to find a unique form of inspiration on your next trip to Tokyo.
Provided by Karaksa Media Partner (5 April 2019)