Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon 2022 > Programmes > Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now
    Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now

    Event Registration # : 220089

    Category: Arts and Crafts

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    • Date:12-11-2022 ~ 14-05-2023
    • Time:Tuesdays to Thursdays and weekends: 10:00–18:00
      Fridays: 10:00–22:00
      Mondays: Closed
      Last admission time is thirty minutes before closing.
    • Venue: Kowloon (M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
    M+ celebrates its first anniversary with a Special Exhibition of the world-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now is a full retrospective of the visionary artist’s over seven-decade career, featuring more than 200 works from major collections from museums and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the United States, the M+ Collection, as well as from the artist’s own collection. The retrospective highlights the core aesthetic elements of Kusama’s oeuvre and foregrounds her recurring philosophical questions about life and death and her longing for interconnectedness. The exhibition explores how Kusama has become a global cultural icon who creates vital and influential work to this day.

    Organised chronologically and thematically, and spanning from Kusama’s earliest work to her most recent output, Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now features a wide range of paintings, installations, sculptures, drawings, collages, moving images, and archival materials. The exhibition examines Kusama's practice as it developed in Japan, the United States, Europe, and beyond through six themes: Infinity, Accumulation, Radical Connectivity, Biocosmic, Death, and Force of Life.

    For M+’s first Special Exhibition, Kusama showcases three brand-new works, that embody her mission of using art to bring audience together. As the artist has said ‘I create art for the healing of all mankind’. Death of Nerves (2022) is a large-scale installation commissioned by M+. Installed in the Lightwell Hall, which connects the museum’s ground and basement floors, and draping down to Found Space on the B2 level, the work can be viewed from multiple vantage points within the M+ building. Dots Obsession—Aspiring to Heaven’s Love (2022), presented in The Studio on the B2 level, is an ambitious immersive environment that includes one of the artist’s signature mirrored spaces. Two large sculptures titled Pumpkin (2022) will also be available for public viewing in the Main Hall on the ground floor.

    Registration in Advance
    Entrance Fee
    Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now tickets, which allow visitors access to all galleries, are priced at HK$240 for adults and HK$150 for concession.
    For all general enquiries, please call West Kowloon Cultural District at (852) 2200 0217 for more information.
    For all ticketing related questions or issues, please call the ticketing hotline for West Kowloon Cultural District at (852) 2200 0022 or email us at ticketinfo@wkcda.hk.