Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Yayoi Kusama. Give me Love.

A little throwback to New York, although still Japan related.

Two weeks ago I took off to David Zwirner gallery to see new big exhibition by legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b 1929) well-known for her trademark polka dots. 

Stainless steel pumpkins featuring either painted or perforated dots

The large-format My Eternal Soul paintings

The most fun part of the show was The obliteration room,  an all-white, domestic interior like prefabricated American suburban house that over the course of the show is covered by dots of varying sizes and colours. 

All visitors are handed a set of stickers to add their own touch to the house. The accumulation of the bright dots ultimately changes the interior until it is eradicated into a blur of colours, a sense of depth and volume disappears as individual pieces of furniture, floors, and walls blend together. I would love to go again just before the exhibition end and see how it looks like then!

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