After a long day in central London I headed over to Tate Modern to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, for the Time Out Readers event.
Beginning with a talk about Kusama, her background and her work, the evening continued with free entry to the exhibition and refreshments.
I wasn’t sure what to expect to see in the exhibition as I know a lot of her work is about over sized objects and installations and was suprised to find such a variety of work in various different mediums. Everything from sculpture, film, installations and even ‘mark making’ on canvases, which she referred to as ‘nets’ were mixed up through the exhibition. A lot of the 2D work she was showing was so detailed, the kind of work where you want to look at it millimetres away from the page just to take in all the intricate colours and textures.
One of my favourite pieces was ‘I’m here, but Nothing’, a room set out like a living room covered in psychedelic dots all under UV lighting. The room came as a pleasant suprise after seeing a lot of her ‘toned down work’ at the beginning of the display. However, the highlight of the event was the final room ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life’. A room which no photo can ever portray as well as standing in this surreal environment, surrounded by mirrors with tiny lights hanging from the ceiling, thus giving the effect of all four walls going on forever. A fantastic end to a really well organised event curtsey of Time Out Magazine. Definatly worth the visit…
Some Images are from Isabelle OC and credited at the bottom of the image. All other images are my own.