17 Sept-24 Jan. The Louisiana stages Scandinavia's first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
The exhibition spans almost six decades of Kusama's varied artistic career, including her fashion design work from the 1960s as well as a new series of paintings that she created specifically for the Louisiana. Considered Japan's most famous artist, the 86 year-old Kusama has been involved in movements such as feminism, minimalism, surrealism, pop art and abstract expressionism.
Her vivid art encompasses various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and installation, and ranges from intense semi-abstract imagery such as her repeated dot patterns, to her Accumulation sculptures and Infinity nets. Born in 1929, Kusama has lived voluntarily in a psychiatric institution since 1977, and much of her work has been characterised by obsessiveness and paranoia.
In 2008, Christies New York sold a drawing by her for $5.1 million, at the time a record for a living female artist.
Tues-Fri 11.00-22.00 Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00
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Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity
Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Gammel Strandvej 13, Fredensborg, tel. +4549190719.