V Go: Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney Museum

Now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, is the work of Japan’s most renowned living artist Yayoi Kusama.

Known for her use of dense polka-dot patterns and infinity nets, as well as large-scale environments, Kusama’s use of repetition can be seen in her large “Infinity Net Paintings” that feature tiny breaststrokes strangling vast surfaces and the “Accumulations” sculptures that incorporate regular objects with repeating forms.

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In conjunction with the exhibition, Kusama’s “Fireflies on the Water” is being shown in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery. Once inside the closed room, visitors are transported into an infinitely mirrored world filled with lights and water. This installation is an example of space which allows viewers to transcend their sense of self.

(Photography Credit: whitney.org)

This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career in a variety of mediums including paintings, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation.

(Photography Credit: whitney.org)

While Kusama is the subject of the Whitney retrospective, her work with the exhibition’s lead sponsor, Louis Vuitton, has resulted in a collaboration with creative director Marc Jacobs on a line of products including leather goods, ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, watches, and jewelry.

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