In this exhibition (3 March–28 August 2022), the museum introduces Kusama's diverse works reminiscent of Surrealism, which portray images overflowing from her inner world and struggles in her mind as they really are.
The exhibition includes two-dimensional works from the beginning of her artistic career, which use various materials and techniques, such as Nihonga (Japanese-style painting), oil painting, watercolor, and pastel. Other featured works include three-dimensional works presenting a consistent manifestation of images exemplified through the accumulation of organic forms, and an installation piece based on her hallucinatory experiences. Her latest large-scale series of acrylic paintings, My Eternal Soul, depict visions that come to her mind as she moves her brush.
Image: Yayoi Kusama, Lingering Dream, 1949
© YAYOI KUSAMA