‘Polka Dot Queen’ Yayoi Kusama has been shaking things up with her avant-garde artwork for decades. From covering entire trees in polka-dotted cloth to hiring performance artists to pose nude in fountains, Kusama’s surreal yet minimalist work provokes audiences around the globe, and inspired more than a few knock-off exhibits across China last year. Starting in March however, all of us in Shanghai will get to see the real deal at Fosun Foundation.
Praying for World Peace in the Sunlight, 2016 Image: ©YAYOI KUSAMA, courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai
Yayoi Kusama: All About Love Speaks Forever will feature more than 40 works, including her iconic polka dots, pumpkin sculptures and a mirror room, as well as her latest painting series, 'My Eternal Soul'. The 89-year-old artist will also tailor-make a piece specifically for the Shanghai exhibition that’ll extend to the outside of Fosun Foundation building, engaging viewers before they’ve even walked inside. Early-bird tickets are now on sale. Get yours here
White River Flowing Through, 2018 Image: ©YAYOI KUSAMA, courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai