Yayoi Kusama’s (b.1929) pioneering work spans over six decades and the artist's exhibition that is now of view at the Whitney Museum (New York, USA) highlights Kusama's moments of most intense innovation.
Well known for her dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her hallucinatory large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama’s art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Matsumoto, Japan, in 1929, Kusama came to the U.S. and found herself at the epicenter of the New York art world in the 1960s, where she came into contact with such artists as Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, and Claes Oldenburg.
Conceived as a series of immersive environments, the exhibition will unfold in a sequence of rooms, each devoted to the emergence of a new artistic stance. Much of Kusama's art has an almost hallucinatory intensity that reflects her unique vision of the world, whether through a teeming accumulation of detail or the dense patterns of nets and polka dots that have become her signature.
She is renowned for her 'environments', large-scale installations of dazzling power that immerse the viewer. A highlight of the exhibition will be a new installation conceived especially for the show, Infinity Mirrored Room-Filled with the Brilliance of Life 2011, Kusama’s largest mirrored room to date.
Date: until September 30.
Location: The Whitney Museum of American Art. 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street. New York, NY 10021.
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Fridays from 1pm to 9pm.
See more works by Kusama in the following slideshow:
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