Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Yayoi Kusama : Mirrored Years
On Sunday I got to see the show I have dreamt about for a while. Yayoi Kusama at the MCA is not to be missed...
Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years
MCA - 24 FEBRUARY - 8 JUNE 2009
“ebullient, alternately sexy and innocent”
– New York Times
Discover the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama with this major exhibition that spans decades of her artistic practice.
Yayoi Kusama: Mirrored Years demonstrates the enduring force of Yayoi Kusama. Renowned early installations such as Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field (1965) along with recent immersive environments including Fireflies on the Water (2000) and Clouds (2008) provide insight into the creative energy of this extraordinary artist and her lifelong preoccupation with the perceptual, visual and physical worlds.
Working across different media and forms that include painting, collage, sculpture, installation and film, as well as performance and its documentation, Kusama creates works that reveal a fixation with repetition, pattern and accumulation. Describing herself as an “obsessive artist”, her work is intensely sensual, infused with autobiographical, psychological and sexual content.