Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings & Sculptures
Giant sculptures of tulips, a pumpkin, dogs and a doll are located in the gallery's canal-side garden and ground floor exhibition space, along with new paintings, creating a surreal inside-out landscape of nature and artifice. Kusama's preoccupation with the infinite and the sublime - to be found in pattern and repetition that date back to her earliest works from the 1950s - are continued in her new paintings which include self portraits, flowers, still lifes and her signature yellow pumpkins. Encapsulating the surreal and the instinctual within the pop and the decorative these new works present an extension of Kusama's practice that is as fresh and thought-provoking as ever.
Yayoi Kusama | Retrospective International Tour Curated by Francis Morris and organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with the participating venues
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid | May - September 2011
Centre Pompidou, París | October 2011- January 2012
Tate Modern, London | February - June 2012
Whitney Museum, New York | July - September 2012