Yayoi Kusama’s Self-Obliteration/Psychedelic World
Step into the fantastical world of Yayoi Kusama at her latest exhibition at the Yayoi Kusama Museum in Shinjuku. Kusama's art, famous for its obsessive repetition of a single motif, blurs the line between self and other - a concept she calls 'self-obliteration'. This signature theme of hers is born from her childhood hallucinations and can draw viewers into a dreamlike state. This exhibition provides a unique exploration into Kusama's artistry across different periods, with a focus on the psychedelic aspects – a tribute to America's 1960s psychedelic movement. Installations include a new hexagonal Mirror Room, from a series which she first introduced in a solo exhibition in New York in the late 1960s. Visitors can also expect to see Kusama's early drawings, where she graphically depicted her innermost images. Works from her later years after her return to Japan are also displayed, including vivid acrylic paintings, large-scale 3D works, and an installation using a black light. A visual feast that captures Kusama's journey of self-obliteration, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in her entrancing world.