EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE (from series, EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE) 2022
© YAYOI KUSAMA

Title

EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE

Dates

Friday, October 7, 2022 - Sunday, February 26, 2023

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.

 “EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE” - Since last year, this sentence has appeared on the backs of the latest paintings by Yayoi Kusama. It has become the title of several artworks along with the accompanying poems, and then the title of a new series, which Kusama is currently devoting herself to creating.
 This exhibition, unveils this new series and introduces the current state of Yayoi Kusama’s creation. My Eternal Soul, a series of over 800 large-scale acrylic paintings between 2009 and 2021, has been downsized from 2018 onwards. This trend continues in the new series mainly consisting of smaller sized paintings. Alongside with this, we are pleased to show the recent creation of My Eternal Soul, small-scale marker drawings Kusama has been intermittently working on since 2000, and her latest works such as a small peep-in mirror room and installations that allow you to experience her visual perception. In addition, Kusama’s recent poetry, which expresses her devotion to art and her daily prayers for love and death, is presented. Please enjoy the exhibition as if you were inside the current state of Kusama’s creative mind.

L: SELF-PORTRAIT 2002
R: DISTANT ARE THE STARS THAT SHINE ON THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH
SEEKING TRUTH, I HAVE WALKED ON IN A LABYRINTH WHICH EVEN THE STARLIGHT MIGHT LOSE SIGHT OF. ON A SMALL DARK PATH OF THIS WORLD, AS I LOOK UP AT THE DISTANT CANOPY, STARS ARE SHINING IN THE FARAWAY SKY. MORE I TRY TO SEEK TRUTH, FARTHER SEEMS THE STARLIGHT. IN THE MIRE OF FOOLISHNESS ON EARTH, HOW STUPID OF ME TO HAVE WALKED THIS LONG PATH, SUFFERING WHEN DEATH IS IMMINENT
—— (from series, My Eternal Soul) 2021
© YAYOI KUSAMA

L: The Universe as Seen from the Stairway to Heaven 2021
*Reference image
R: I'm Here, but Nothing 2000/ 2022
© YAYOI KUSAMA

NEWS

Closed

Yayoi Kusama Museum is closed from August 29, 2022 to October 6, 2022 to prepare for the upcoming exhibition.

Regarding on NFT works circulating on the blockchain network "KUSAMA"

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Regarding an NFT sale case of JNCA using Yayoi Kusama's name and image of Kusama’s artwork (March 15, 2022 update)/ 關於近期JNCA使用草間彌生名義以及草間彌生作品製成NFT商品并計劃進行銷售的行爲的聲明(2022年3月15日更新)

Please be advised that Yayoi Kusama and Yayoi Kusama Foundation are in no way affiliated with JNCA (Japan NFT Culture Association). The NFT products created by JNCA using Yayoi Kusama's name and image of Kusama’s artwork are in no way associated with Yayoi Kusama or Yayoi Kusama Foundation. The copyright of the artwork used to create the NFT products belongs to Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama has never licensed or granted any kind of permission to JNCA regarding any kind of use of this artwork. Similarly, the permission to use the logo of Yayoi Kusama Museum, regardless of whole or part, has never been granted to JNCA.
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敬請注意,JNCA(一般社團法人日本NFT文化協會)使用草間彌生名義及作品圖像出品的NFT商品與草間彌生及草間彌生紀念藝術財團無任何關係。JNCA計劃銷售的NFT商品中使用了草間彌生的作品的圖像,該作品的著作權歸屬於草間彌生本人。草間彌生未曾授以該作品的包括著作權在内的任何權利于JNCA進行任何形式的使用。JNCA進行的銷售及宣傳活動中部分使用了草間彌生美術館的logo,此行爲亦未經我方允許及授權。
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草間彌生紀念藝術財團

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