Come October, we will likely be seeing more of her signature imageries, as the 88-year-old is set to open her own museum in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.
Speak of polka dots and net patterns, and world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama naturally comes to mind. Come October, we will likely be seeing more of her signature imageries, as the 88-year-old is set to open her own museum in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.
Designed by architecture firm Kume Sekkei, the five-story structure will serve as a permanent home to the artist’s work after countless exhibitions in art institutions around the world.
The first floor of the building will house the entrance and gift shop, the next two floors will be used for exhibitions, and the fourth floor will be dedicated to installations. Meanwhile, the highest floor will feature a reading room and joint outdoor space.
The museum will hold two exhibitions a year, with the inaugural showcase “Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art” kicking off on October 1.
Visitors are recommended to buy tickets in advance for a 90-minute entry to the exhibition. Tickets go on sale from August 28 on the museum’s website here.
Images: Courtesy of Yayoi Kusama