Yayoi Kusama’s first major survey in Southeast Asia opens June 9, 2017 at the National Gallery Singapore. Titled YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, the exhibition features over 120 works, including new, never-before-seen, pieces. It offers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the creative journey of one of the world’s most widely recognised artists. These pictures show the breadth of her work, and this is only a small part of what she has created.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow takes a specific perspective on Kusama’s vast body of work, where visitors can discover the development of her iconic themes and trace their formal and conceptual interconnections through her seven-decade long career. Works on display range across different media from paintings, sculptures, collages and video to large-scale installations.
“Kusama's world is complex: full of colour and powerful symbolism. In each of her works you are transported into a universe that is deeply intimate as well as potentially boundless. We hope that the exhibition will draw visitors to the visual impact and virtuosity of Kusama’s works as well as convey the development of her style and motifs, and their personal, artistic and social context,” said Russell Storer, Deputy Director, Curatorial & Collections, National Gallery Singapore.
The exhibition culminates in a series of spectacular installations in the Gallery’s public spaces, such as the historical City Hall Chamber, extending the experience beyond the exhibition galleries. YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow will run from 9 June to 3 September 2017 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery and City Hall Chamber, Level 3, City Hall Wing. www.nationalgallery.sg/yayoi-kusama