Yayoi Kusama at Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the first French retrospective dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama: chronologically following her career through 150 works created between 1949 and 2001, the exhibition tracks the major moments in the life of the artist and illustrates the protean character (paintings, sculptures, environments, performances) of a collection of works which Kusama has herself described as “obsessional”.

Working on the concept of infinity, the artist easily lost herself in the concept of space perpetuation: dots being a way to increase space, she enjoyed to be immersed in her optical spaces, after painting not only on surfaces but also on people and animals creating true happenings around her.

Strongly rooted in a childhood memory, a hallucination from which she developed the polka dot motif, this unclassified work still has significant influence on the cotemporary scene.

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Yayoi Kusama

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