As one of the most irreverent voices in modern art, Japanese multimedia artist Yayoi Kusama has mesmerised gallery-goers and casual art enthusiasts alike with her dotted masterpieces, having been dubbed the world’s most popular artist in 2014. In the first major survey of Kusama’s works to reach Southeast Asia, National Gallery Singapore presents an exhaustive insight into the world of the ‘Polka-dot Princess’ in the exhibition, YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow.
Spanning over 120 works and seven decades of the 88-year-old artist’s illustrious career, the exhibition showcases the enduring impact of Kusama’s artistry, including early paintings and pieces made exclusively for the exhibition. Spread across three galleries, viewers will have a chance to experience some of Kusama’s most renowned installations firsthand, including Infinity Mirrored Room: Gleaming Lights of the Souls (2008), With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever (2013), and newer mixed media installations that include The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens (2017) and never-before-seen additions to the ongoing series, My Eternal Soul.
To celebrate the arrival of Kusama’s works, Gallery & Co. will provide souvenir hounds with a number of items exclusive to the gallery shop, both in-store and online, from lifestyle accessories to specially conceived F&B items.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow runs from June 9 to September 3. For more info, visit nationalgallery.sg.