In a few months, you’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with the works of Yayoi Kusama, an influential and iconic Japanese artist famous for her motifs of dots, nets and pumpkins. From June 10 to September 3, National Gallery Singapore is putting together a retrospective exhibition on her, titled Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow. It’ll be the ‘first major museum exhibition of her work in Southeast Asia’, according to the museum.
The exhibition will reflect on how she made such an impact in the art world, as well as take a look at how her work isn’t held back by geographical boundaries. Look forward to a display of 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the ’50s to present day, including new art pieces and works that haven’t been surfaced for years.
‘Her personal experiences – from growing up in Japan during World War II, to her success as an Asian female artist in New York and Europe in the 1960s and involvement in social movements of the late 1960s and 1970s – and the resulting art has amazed and inspired millions around the world,’ the museum stated.
Two ongoing — and tremendously popular — exhibitions of her work are currently showing at Washington’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Tokyo’s National Art Center.