Explore the world of polka dots at the Yayoi Kusama Museum of Fine Arts

Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that Yayoi Kusama's "polka dot art" is representative of contemporary art.

Dec 19, 2022 - 09:13
Feb 28, 2023 - 16:51
Explore the world of polka dots at the Yayoi Kusama Museum of Fine Arts

To understand more about the "polka dot queen" - who is known as a genius to highlight the art world in the world with keywords such as unlimited, eternal, proliferate, etc., there is nothing left. Better yet, visit the Yayoi Kusama Museum of Fine Arts in Waseda, Tokyo.

Art museum in the middle of a quiet residential area in Waseda, Tokyo
Yayoi Kusama Museum of Fine Arts opened in October 2017, located in quiet residential area in Waseda and Kagurazaka area, Tokyo. It's a white building with 5 floors above ground and 1 floor below ground

1st floor – Entrance and shop
The entrance to the Yayoi Kusama Museum of Fine Arts is made up of large, stylishly patterned dottedglass windows that express the artistic worldview of  Yayoi Kusama.

2nd floor – Gallery
A special highlight here is the documentary film  "Kusama: Infinity" (rough translation:  "Kusama: Infinite") directed by  Heather Lenz, released in 2018, about an unknown career of Yayoi Kusama from the very first days.

3rd floor – Gallery
It was because of the feeling that he was about to face death that  Yayoi Kusama tried to draw pictures every day. At the age of 83, she has presented 30 new works in the anthology "My Enternal Soul" at the  Tate Modern Museum, London, England. These works are on display on the 3rd floor. (Depending on the exhibition, the works may change.)

4th floor – Gallery
The exhibition area of the 4th floor gallery is an infinitely wide open space with mirrors, this place  has become a favorite photo spot for many people (from March to May 2020 the Exhibition will take place). special "Number 0 is eternal, Number 0 and Yayoi Kusama", works may change depending on the exhibition)

5th floor – Attic gallery and lookup area
Pumpkin love
One of the special symbolic images in Yayoi Kusama's works is the pumpkin. Her love for pumpkins was truly profound. The documentary film “Yayoi Kasama – Things I Love” not only mentions the story of her creating “Red Pumpkin” on Naoshima Island, but also captures the moment  Yayoi Kasama shows her boundless love for pumpkins. corn while reciting poetry about "Red Pumpkin"

“Love and peace” drawn with art
Yayoi Kusama participated in the exhibition Venice Biennale in Italy in 1966. She made and sold artwork installation titled “Daffodils Garden” outside the hall. The work has been highly appreciated. At that time, this work showed an attempt to break the notion of expensive art.

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