Yayoi Kusama

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We went to see Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum. She is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition, and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements.

Over the course of her career, the artist has produced more than twenty distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms, and the Hirshhorn’s exhibition the first to focus on this pioneering body of work is presenting six of them, the most ever shown together. Ranging from peep-show-like chambers to multimedia installations, each of Kusama’s kaleidoscopic environments offers the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. The rooms also provide an opportunity to examine the artist’s central themes, such as the celebration of life and its aftermath.

Lose yourself in the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama—rebel, icon, and worldwide phenomenon, her exhibition  will be at the Hirshhorn Museum until May 14, 2017.




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