It’s a big month for Yayoi Kusama. The Japanese contemporary artist will be turning 89 in a few weeks and three shows devoted to her work are opening this weekend alone. It has been more than half a century since Kusama left her hometown of Matsumoto, so it’s only fitting that the city’s museum of art has opened a major retrospective called “Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love” to celebrate the institute’s 15th anniversary. Simultaneously “Infinity Mirrors” has opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto after a successful run in the US and “Small Pumpkin Paintings” launched at London’s Omer Tiroche Gallery. Kusama’s creations help her to confront the hallucinations she has battled since her early childhood (pumpkins features prominently). Her art is made to efface the self and it will let you escape the here and now too.
Monocle Minute: It’s a big month for Yayoi Kusama. The Japanese contemporary
Monocle Minute, March 3, 2018