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

NEWS

Closed

Yayoi Kusama Museum is closed from June 1 to July 29 to prepare for the next exhibition.

Yayoi Kusama Museum will be reopened from May 28

Yayoi Kusama Museum has temporarily been closed from March 9. Due to the lifting of state of emergency measures by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yayoi Kusama Museum will be reopened from May 28. We will take several measures to ensure the safety of all visitors and our employees. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, some of the facilities in the museum are out of service. Please follow our instructions during your visit. We appreciate your cooperation to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Considering the situation, further changes might be made. Please follow our website for any updates.

We kindly ask you:

  • · To wear a mask
    All visitors should wear masks that cover their mouths and noses at all times while at the museum.
  • · To sanitize your hands
    Please sanitize your hands at the entrance with the hand sanitizer we provide.
  • · No large baggage
    Lockers are out of service. Please do not bring large size baggage with you.
  • · Body temperature check
    All visitors will be required to have their body temperature checked. Those who have a temperature higher than 37.5℃ may not be allowed to enter.
  • · To provide your contact information
    All visitors need to provide their contact information. Your information will be provided to public health centers should a COVID-19 case occur.
  • · Opening hours are reduced
    During ZERO IS INFINITY, ZERO and Yayoi Kusama, the museum will close at 16:30.

Please refrain from visiting the museum if you:

  • · Have or probably have had close contact with COVID-19 infected persons.
  • · Have taken medicine or gone to hospital because of having a cough, fever, or other flu symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • · Have visited within the last 14 days countries or regions where COVID-19 is spreading.

Please read the following notes before visiting:

Special exhibition video is now available online for a limited time.

While the Yayoi Kusama Museum is temporarily closed, we invite you to experience our special exhibition ZERO IS INFINITY ZERO and Yayoi Kusama from home. Check the video