Yayoi Kusama, the queen of polka dots from Japan. Her exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, which runs until June 2022, was sold out immediately upon opening. The entire exhibition consists of two mirror rooms, a sculpture and several documentary films of her work.
Filled with the Brilliance of life
Inspired by Yayoi Kusama's fear of polka dots as a child. One of Yayoi Kusama's largest installations to date, it retains the mark of modernism. Entering the Mirror Room is a mysterious visual extension of the space, and even though the exhibition space is small, it feels like entering another universe.
The dislocation of space brings the experiencer closer to each other. It is unclear whether it is a mirror image or reality, allowing one to leave their worries behind for a while and dive into the boundaries of this fantasy.
Chandelier of grief
A baroque crystal chandelier hangs from the roof of a 4m high octagonal exhibition space. The chandelier rotates over time, causing the light to flicker and sway, creating the illusion of an infinite sprawl in conjunction with the mirror. Kusama wanted to express her complex psychological state. While the experience of the crystal chandelier is romantic, it is not possible to ignore the sad and complex atmosphere of the exhibition hall.
Images of Kusama's work in New York
The soft sculptures she created show her desire to rise above men, to resist the oppression of male power with this kind of tenacious struggle and fantasy.
Women are most beautiful when they are not defined.