Yayoi Kusama (born Japan 1929) is one of the world’s most influential artists, and has played a crucial role in the development of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is the first major survey of her work in Southeast Asia, and will focus on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice.
The exhibition invites audiences to discover Kusama’s creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present, including works never shown before. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter new paintings in which the artist continues to push artistic boundaries.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow will extend the Gallery’s scholarship on influential international artists. It will examine how Kusama’s works create resonance across geographical boundaries, and how she defied societal and personal challenges to create an impact in the art world.
YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is a collaboration between National Gallery Singapore and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. The exhibition will travel to QAGOMA after its showing at the Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: 9 June – 3 September 2017
Art Talk with curators Russell Storer and Adele Tan: 10 June, 5 – 6pm
Venue: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 3, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Hours: Sun – Thu 10am – 7pm; Fri – Sat, Eve of PH, PH
Admission: $15 (Singaporeans/PRs) / $25 (Non-Singaporeans)