Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict 2010
Installation view, David Zwirner, New York, 2013.
Courtesy David Zwirner, Photo: Maris Hutchinson
©YAYOI KUSAMA

Title

THE VISION OF FANTASY THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN IS THIS SPLENDOR

Dates

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Monday, March 29, 2021

All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Entry is timed and only valid for a specific 90 minute time-slot.
Please purchase tickets in advance from here.

Yayoi Kusama began her creative career as an artist by depicting the hallucinations she experienced in her childhood, as a means to overcome her fears. Since then, Kusama has continued to produce works using these visions of her hallucinations and inner world.
On this occasion, Yayoi Kusama Museum presents recent and new works by Yayoi Kusama created over the past ten years with the theme of her diverse visions, consisting only of works that are shown for the first time in Japan or anywhere in the world.
From her latest canvas series, My Eternal Soul, in which she pours the visions overflowing from her inner world, the exhibition showcases the newest of her accomplished one-meter-square paintings. It also includes her latest participatory project, FLOWER OBSESSION, in which her hallucinatory vision is realized through an entire room’s surface covered by flowers, as well as an immersive installation created for this exhibition, Infinity Mirrored Room - A Wish for Human Happiness Calling from Beyond the Universe, which is on view for the very first time.
This exhibition invites you to see the present state of Kusama's visions, which depict her longing for the universe and the unknown, transforming her hallucinations that bring fear into visions that bring ecstasy, as though immersing in the stardust of the infinite universe.

L: THE VISION OF FANTASY THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN IS THIS SPLENDOR 2019
R: Infinity Mirrored Room - My Eternal Soul Sparkles and Blazes Away 2019 *Reference image
©YAYOI KUSAMA

L: FLOWER OBSESSION [Detail] 2017
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, NGV Women’s Association, 2017.
Courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne *Reference image
R: FLOWERS THAT SPEAK ALL ABOUT MY HEART GIVEN TO THE SKY 2018
Photo by Steve Russell Studios
©YAYOI KUSAMA

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