Monday, 23 April 2012

Yayoi Kusama

On Sunday I was at one of my favourite places, Tate Modern. I’m a member so I’m there loads. If I could take up residence, I would.

Yayoi Kusama is an amazing lady. Her pieces from the 1950’s are as relevant and amazing as her recent pieces. I loved being able to wander through the rooms watching her style evolve, change and the way she embraces all different kinds of media.

For me, the highlights were Aggregation Rowboat, Kusama’s Self Obliteration, I’m Here, But Nothing and Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life. It really was the best way to end the exhibit. In fact, I really want to live in those two rooms. It would be amazing! I’m inspired to buy some fairy lights, mirrors and glow-in-the-dark dots.

What struck me is the way Kusama can take even scary subjects and items and make them ethereal, beautiful and wondrous. Her phallic pieces manage to look like coral waving under a tropical sea. And I could have spent hours getting lost in her Infinity Nets.

You need to get down to Southbank to take a look! It’s running till June and you’ll love it.


Rebecca xxx

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