17. Jul, 2016

Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro

16 Wharf Road London N1 7RW

This major London exhibition is showing at the Victoria Miro Gallery by Yayoi Kusama was well worth the 1.5hrs wait to get in!

Covering all three floors (and the beautiful waterside garden area) this riveting and exciting new exhibition is all things inspirational and hugely creative.

Featuring a sizable selection of paintings from the ’My Eternal Soul’ series, the mesmerising and iconic ‘pumpkin sculptures’ and her immersive ‘mirror room’ the show is a wonderful and varied presentation of excellence.

A stunning collection of work based on Kusames , sublime, cosmic infinity and personal obsession with pattern and repetition. The show also hosts three amazing mirrored rooms: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Chandelier of Grief and Where the Lights in My Heart Go.

Polka dots patterns, hallucinations, pumpkin and mirror sculptures all add together to make this show a feast for the eyes and for the senses.

Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop art, the Zero and Nul movements, Eccentric Abstraction and Feminist art, its all here and when you do get it you wont mind the wait! (she’s even done a collaboration with Louis Vuitton).

“Yayoi Kusama is currently the subject of a museum tour throughout Northern Europe, from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, (2015-2016) to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2016) and Helsinki Art Museum (2016-2017).

Recent survey exhibitions include Infinite Obsession, 2013-2015, which was seen by over two million people during its two-year tour in South America; A Dream I Dreamed and Eternity of Eternal Eternity which travelled to institutions across Asia from 2013-2015 and 2012-2014, respectively. Yayoi Kusama, a major retrospective, was presented from 2011 to 2012 at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Kusama represented Japan at the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993”.

In London until 30th July 2016