2020.3.27 【Notice】Yayoi Kusama Museum is closed from March 9 to April 15.

Title

Special Exhibition
ZERO IS INFINITY ZERO and Yayoi Kusama

Dates

Thursday, March 5 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

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.

In 1958, the artist group ZERO was founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in Düsseldorf. ZERO held the intention to reset the post-war art to zero. Later, it became a driving force in promoting collaboration and solidarity between European avant-garde artists, who were left isolated by World War Ⅱ. When she was based in New York in the 1960s, Kusama participated in group ZERO-related exhibitions many times, attracting attention within the European art scene. Yayoi Kusama, who pursues “Infinity”, has various similarities in her artistic expression with that of ZERO artists, such as the repetition of motifs and the pursuit of monochrome. This exhibition introduces the ZERO movement and its works, which have not been widely presented in Japan yet, together with Kusama’s works and documentation from the 1960s. It will trace the journey of avant-garde artists who overcame the wounds of war, initiating the possibility of a brand-new art through exploring two opposite poles, Zero and Infinity.

1. The opening of Nul 1965, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

1965

Photograph by André Morain

2. Ferdinand Spindel Untitled
1977

3. Adolf Luther Concave Mirror Object
1967

4. Enrico Castellani Surface
1962

5. Kusama and Narcissus Garden at the 33rd Venice Biennale

1966

6. Piero Manzoni signing a model, transforming her into Living Sculpture (Scultura Vivente), Milan
1961

7. Heinz Mack during the shooting of the film Tele-Mack in the Tunisian desert
1968

NEWS

Extension of Temporary Closing
Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in and outside Japan, Yayoi Kusama Museum has decided to extend the period of this temporary closure until April 15.
To each of ticket holders of these additional closing dates, our ticketing service provider e-tix online ticket (e-tix.jp) has sent an e-mail directly, thus please check your e-mail box.
We will carefully consider the reopening schedule, based on the COVID-19 infection situation and government announcements. For further updates to follow, we will announce on the museum’s website accordingly.
We apologize for inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding.

Re-opening of the museum
Yayoi Kusama Museum will be reopened on April 2. As preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, we sincerely ask for your understanding and cooperation for the followings.
・The capacity of each time-slot has been changed from 70 to 50 people, so that every visitor maintains more distance from others.
・We will make enhanced cleaning efforts, particularly for high-touch areas such as doors, railings, the elevator and toilets in the museum.
・Please use the hand sanitizer at the museum entrance.
・Please follow the “cough etiquette” by covering your mouth and nose or wear a mask.

The opening schedule is subject to change, depending on future circumstances. In that case, we will announce on the website.

Extension of Temporary Closing

Yayoi Kusama Museum will extend the temporary closure until April 1 as preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. For further information and any updates that may follow, we will announce on our website accordingly.
To each of ticket holders of the closing dates between March 9 and April 1, our ticketing service provider e-tix online ticket (e-tix.jp) has sent an e-mail directly, thus please check your e-mail box.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

The museum is closed from March 9 to March 25

Yayoi Kusama Museum will be closed from March 9 to March 25 as preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. For further information and any updates that may follow, we will announce on our website accordingly.

To each of ticket holders of these closing dates, our ticketing service provider e-tix online ticket (e-tix.jp) has sent an e-mail directly, thus please check your e-mail box.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Preventative Measures

・Please wash your hands and wear a mask
・Please use the hand sanitizer installed at the entrance.
・Refrain from entering the museum if you do not feel well or know that you have fever exceeding 37.5°C (99.5°F).
・Staff members may be wearing masks while offering services.

It is one of the measures taken in consideration of health and safety of all visitors and staff members. We greatly appreciate your generous understanding.