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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama at Moco Museum in Amsterdam

The works ‘Night of Stars’ and ‘Pumpkin’ are shown in a completely transformed space in Moco Museum. The fascination of the globally popular Kusama for ‘Dot Art’ is reflected in her iconic style in which large polkadots play the leading role. In addition to her famous drawings, paintings and installations that show her polkadot specialism, Kusama is strongly committed to feminism and to sexism through her work.

On the first floor you will find a unique exhibition space dedicated to Yayoi Kusama, one of the world’s most successful contemporary artists. Kusama is best known for her pumpkins and polka-dot paintings. Two artworks in these signature styles are currently on display in a special setting designed by Moco Museum’s own creative team.

Kusama exhibition Amsterdam

Background Yayoi Kusama

The preference of Kusama for dots and repeating patterns arose during her traumatic youth. She often fled into nature during that period, where she had delusions of flowers and pumpkins that talked to her.

Art turned out to be an outlet and by obsessively immersing her in this, she learned to deal with her fears and hallucinations. Kusama has processed her negative experiences by creating an infinite positive dream world implemented in her paintings and installations. With this she hopes to convey a positive state of mind to herself and others. Despite her high age and mental health issues, Kusama is still active in creating new works.

Kusama exhibition Amsterdam

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