yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
 

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots

the yayoi kusama museum, accompanied with an inaugural exhibition of over 600 pieces of the artist’s work, has recently opened in tokyo, japan. the museum is the first institution entirely dedicated to kusama — one of the world’s most important and influential contemporary artists. designboom was in tokyo for the press preview of the museum’s grand opening.

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
entrance of the yayoi kusama museum
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founded by yayoi kusama and her foundation, the museum presents, promotes and preserves kusama’s art. the dedicated building gives visitors a chance to learn about kusama and her path towards becoming one of the most well-known avant-garde artists of the century.

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
pumpkins screaming about love beyond infinity, 2017
© yayoi kusama

 

 

the inaugural exhibition features works from the monochrome drawing series ‘love forever’ as well as from the colorful canvas series ‘my eternal soul’. a new mirror room, ‘pumpkins screaming about love beyond infinity’, has been unveiled at the opening of the museum, accompanied by a new sculpture, ‘starry pumpkin’, on the building’s rooftop.

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
pumpkins screaming about love beyond infinity, 2017
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acting as an educational and inspiring space for broad and diverse audiences, the museum furthermore hosts biannual exhibitions of kusama’s art as well as associated lectures and events.

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
pumpkins screaming about love beyond infinity, 2017
image © designboom

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
view into the exhibition
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yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
view into the exhibition
image © designboom

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
video message by kusama yayoi
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yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
death of my sorrowful youth comes walking with resounding steps, 2017
© yayoi kusama
yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
prayers for peace, 2015
© yayoi kusama
yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
I love-eyes, 2013
© yayoi kusama

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
view into the exhibition
image © designboom

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
view into the exhibition
image © designboom

 

 

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
women waiting for spring[tzw], 2005
© yayoi kusama

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
flowering new york[oprt], 2005
© yayoi kusama

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
waking up in the morning[tqstw], 2007
© yayoi kusama

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
starry pumpkin
image © designboom

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
the museum library
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yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
exterior view of the yayoi kusama museum
photo by masahiro tsuchido © yayoi kusama

yayoi kusama opens dedicated museum in tokyo, a world of infinite polka-dots
portrait of yayoi kusama © yayoi kusama

 

 

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