Yayoi Kusama

Written on May 23, 2011 by Banafsheh Farhangmehr in Arts & Cultures & Societies, Video

Running from May 11th to September 12th, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, in collaboration with the Tate Modern, presents a comprehensive retrospective of Yayoi Kusama. This exhibition attempts to reflect the depth of her trajectory and also her contemporaneity, by showing recent installations, such as I´m Here, but Nothing (2000), as well as others created specifically for the occasion, such as Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011).

The work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1929) unfolds in the international art scene that began at the end of the 1950s and is the origin of today’s globalization. Her career, spanning almost six decades, started with her earliest solo exhibitions at the age of just 23, in Japan. She crossed international borders in 1958, heading for New York, which by that time was the unquestioned epicenter of art worldwide.


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