Yayoi Kusama



How many times can we say that we fully enter the mind of an artist? How many times can we affirm that we can sense, up close, their utmost intimate fears, their touch of insanity, their most sublime form of hallucination?
No other contemporary artist opens the doors to her inner reality like Yayoi Kusama through work, which was conseidered the highlight for the Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) in 2016. In Infinity is an exposition that represents, for the first time, a pronounced retrospective of the Japanese artist in Finland, with work dated from the 1950s until present, and which will be open until the 22nd of January 2017.

Featured in ROOF 6


Yayoi Kusama: Häivytyshuone, 2002, 2015 (Installaationäkymä) © Collaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Queensland Art Gallery. Photography: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Yayoi Kusama: Peilihuone (Kurpitsa), 1991. (Installaationäkymä) © Collection of Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. © Yayoi Kusama. Photography: HAM / Hanna Kukorelli

Text: Cátia Fernandes

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