While National Gallery Singapore’s blockbuster exhibition is a great chance for all your OOTD photos on social media, let’s also celebrate the fact that the world’s most famous living artist is a fascinating, complicated and enigmatic character. By Mayo Martin
SINGAPORE: At the age of 88, Yayoi Kusama is the undisputed rock star of the art world.
From the notorious queues at her museum shows to hundreds of thousands of images of her artworks flooding social media, the Japanese avant garde artist inspires a kind of fan mania rarely witnessed in the art scene today.
So when the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) officially opens the doors to her highly anticipated Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow show on Friday (June 9), one should expect Kusama Craze to hit these shores.
No exhibition in Singapore has had so much buzz and hype months in advance. When Channel NewsAsia broke the news in March, the online article was shared a couple of thousand times, including by fans in neighbouring countries.
Image: Yayoi Kusama, The Spirits Of The Pumpkins Descended Into The Heavens, 2017
Photo: © Yayoi Kusama, courtesy National Gallery Singapore)