Berkeley Bespoke visited a brand new Yayoi Kusama Museum in Tokyo
For all those who love the art of Yayoi Kusama, the much-anticipated Yayoi Kusama Museum has now finally opened its doors. Run as the principal project of the Yayoi Kusama Foundation, the museum presents major works from Kusama’s earlier years up until the present day. Through various activities and events – including lectures, publications and displays of ephemera and documentation, its aim is to honor Yayoi Kusama’s myriad achievements.
PUMPKINS SCREAMING ABOUT LOVE BEYOND INFINITY
Yayoi Kusama Museum was founded by the avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, with the aim of spreading and promoting Kusama’s art, exhibiting her works and related materials to contribute to the development of art as a whole.
The collection of Kusama’s works will be presented in two exhibitions each year, together with lectures and various other events. She hope to share widely the message of world peace and love for humanity, while also engaging people from all backgrounds with contemporary art.
Yayoi Kusama Museum
Kusama’s work has been exhibited in many of the major museums, Biennales and Triennales all over the world. However, she believes that a private museum, is an important, unprecedented opportunity for a deeper understanding of her unique trajectory. A dedicated museum will give visitors a chance to learn about the courageous battles that Kusama has fought as an avant-garde artist, allowing them to experience and feel the sincerity of her ideas, namely of saving the world through love.
THE DREAM WAS DANCING
Over many years the artist has received international acclaim and attention and now, as she strives to create vigorously, it could be said that it is Kusama’s second golden age. The museum has set aside a space to present her brand-new works so that visitors can witness the breadth of her vivid brush strokes. It will continue to pursue its mission of honoring Yayoi Kusama’s brilliant accomplishments by showcasing her work to Japan and to the rest of the world.
Current exhibition “Here, Now, I have Reached the Grandest Start of My Life” will end August 31, 2018. (Tickets are not available on the door, all tickets must be purchased in advance online.)
ADDRESS: 107 Bentencho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0851 Japan