Polka dots invade Buenos Aires

polka dots by Yayoi Kusama “…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity…” (Yayoi Kusama)

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.

Yayoi Kusama Kusama’s work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism. Kusama is also a published novelist and poet, and has created notable work in film and fashion design.

“Infinite Obsession” will be the first Latin American retrospective of this Japanese artist. Organized by Malba – Fundación Costantini, the exhibition will present a comprehensive tour through more than 100 works created between 1950 and 2013, that includes paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, slideshows and facilities . Starting this coming Friday June 28th, 7pm until September 16th.

MALBA
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 C1425CLA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 (11) 4808-6500
Museum Hours
Thursday through Monday and Holidays
from 12:00 a 20:00.
Wednesday till 21:00.
Closed Tuesday.
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