We have long been charmed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s brilliantly colored creations. Her mind-blowing works are made up of an overwhelming number of dots that immerse the viewer in a fanciful, surreal universe. Her first full retrospective exhibition has now taken over the south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. It is titled In Infinity and has a number of pieces that perfectly encapsulate her visual language and preoccupation with cosmological and psychological regions.
In Infinity, you can view many different kinds of artwork. The infamous “dotted chambers,” inflatable habitats, “mirrored spaces,” “pumpkin-lined courtyard,” and traditional artworks are all accessible to visitors. Every area, regardless of the medium, bears Kusama’s signature, creating a totally immersive experience.
Like many retrospective exhibitions, Kusama’s older and more recent pieces are on display. Her first sketches of natural scenes are featured in one section of the exhibition, while other galleries highlight the artist’s dramatic shift in style after moving to New York. They display the Infinity Nets painting series as well as Accumulations, a piece of furniture covered in a large number of soft sculptures.
Kusama was one of the first artists to create in this genre, and her exhibition pays tribute to her landmark creations. This includes the Mirror Chamber (Pumpkin), a place with inflatable over-sized objects in a mirrored room, and the Polka Dot Love Room, which has been repaired and displayed for the first time since 1967.
The prolific 86-year-old artist even produced a brand-new series of paintings just for the exhibition. The whole retrospective is currently on display till January 24, 2016.
Above image courtesy – Kim Hansen