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[Editor’s Blog] We went to an exhibition called ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum


ReleaseOctober 11, 2019


Yayoi Kusama is known all over the world for creating impactful polka dot motifs.
Prior to the opening of the exhibition ‘SPIRITS OF AGGREGATION’ at Yayoi Kusama Museum, several members of the editorial department visited there!

I will update another article with more details on this exhibition at a later date. For now, I want to discuss the back story of our news gathering for this blog.
The big polka dot installation art, ‘Dots Obsession’, welcomed us at the entrance.

A colleague from the editorial team captures my photo as I take a snapshot of Yayoi Kusama’s portrait.

The exhibition gallery on the 2F features Yayoi Kusama’s early works from the ‘Accumulation’ and ‘Aggregation’ series.

I heard that these art pieces were created based on obsession that Yayoi Kusama had.

Then, there is ‘Ladder to Heaven’.
It is a polka dot ladder hanging above the ceiling. But even when we tilted our camera downwards, you could still see the image of the ladder going towards heaven, couldn’t you?

There are polka dot patterns in the elevator as well!!

Colorful catalogs and materials on Yayoi Kusama are displayed on the stands in the browsing area.

I take a photo of a colleague browsing through one of the catalogs.

For Yayoi Kusama’s latest large canvas series, “My Eternal Soul”, her paintings hanging on the walls on the 3F are definitely worth seeing.

The 3D ‘Pumpkin’ sculpture made of stainless steel is found at the rooftop gallery!

It was a sunny day and the pumpkin shone towards the blue sky!
We were all excited and poked our heads out from the top of the pumpkin.
We also took a picture of it as seen below.

I will update the details on the exhibition at a later date!
For more information on the exhibition, please visit: https://yayoikusamamuseum.jp/en/exhibition/current/

Yayoi Kusama Museum
Dates: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays
Reservation for the designated date/ Number of guests is fixed (90 min. time slot)
Tickets go on sale at 10 am (Japan Time) on the first day of each month for entry the following month.

*The information herein is as of October 2019.