YAYOI KUSAMA TO OPEN HER OWN MUSEUM
Get ready for a selfie!
Yayoi Kusama, the prolific Japanese artist, has created some of contemporary art’s most immersive, mind-boggling installations, from her starry Infinity Mirror Rooms to her yellow pumpkin sculpture which famously got damaged by a man taking a selfie in March this year (an incident that’s sadly becoming standard in our generation).
Voted most popular artist in the world in 2014, it’s just been revealed the 87-year-old artist has been secretly working to build her own space in Tokyo. After commissioning this light-filled building below in 2014, Kusama has now revealed a five-storey museum dedicated to exhibiting her works. Located in the Shinjuku district, according to Artnet the second and third floors will exhibit Kusama’s painting and sculptures, while the fourth floor will house her infinity rooms and the top floor will boast a reading room and archive material.
Kept tightly under wraps, the building was constructed by architecture firm Kume Sekkei and is set to open to the public on September 1. Who’s coming with us to Tokyo then?