Grants Awarded1996 | Visual Art | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by The Mattress Factory1964 | Visual Art | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by Japan Society Fellowship Program
IN INFINITY is a presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s works from more than six decades and features a variety of the many artistic media in which she has worked: from visual art to performance, film, literature and design. A special feature of this exhibition is the involvement of Kusama’s work with fashion and design including the artist’s earliest, unique fashion design from the 1960s. In addition to this the exhibition displays a selection of Kusama’s youth works from Japan, which has never been exhibited before.
Cosmos \ Intime - The Takahashi Collection is the first time that forty works of this incomparable collection will be presented outside Japan. Among the 22 artists in this selection made in collaboration with Ryûtarô Takahashi include international stars of contemporary art such as ACC grantees Yayoi Kusama, Makato Aida, Kohei Nawa, Aiko Miyanaga, Motohiko Odani, and Hiraku Suzuki, among many other contemporary artists.
Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) will drift in the newly restored pond at The Glass House. The spheres will move with the wind and follow the pond's natural currents, forming a kinetic scultpure. The Glass House will also install Kusama's recently created enormous steel PUMPKIN (2015). Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope will be a special installation for a limited time, September 1 through 26, where Kusama will create an "infinity room" experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots.
NO MAN'S LAND is a major exhibition featuring 37 contemporary women artists from 16 countries exploring images of the female body and the physical process of making those images.
The collection from one of Japan’s leading collectors of contemporary art, Ryutaro Takahashi, contains over 2500 pieces and is continuing to expand on a large scale. The “Neoteny Japan Takahashi Collection”, which was displayed in seven art museums across the country between 2008 and 2010, contained many indispensible works which provided an overview of Japanese contemporary art since the 1990s, and was recognized as an extremely important collection, both nationally and abroad. This time, the exhibition “Mindfulness! 2016” showcases those who have driven Japan’s contemporary art, beginning with the center point of Takahashi’s collection, Yayoi Kusama, and following on with a range of artists, from Tadanori Yokoo, Yasumasa Morimura, Katsura Funakoshi, to Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida and Tomoko Konoike. This includes artists who have a connection with Kochi Prefecture, from Sawako Goda, Chiharu Shiota and Kazuyuki Takezaki, to notable young artists, including Erina Matsui and Asami Kiyokawa, allowing you to savor the delights of Takahashi’s collection in an exhibition arrangement.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017’s essential art experiences. Visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number of paintings from her most recent series My Eternal Soul that have never been shown in the US. From her radical performances in the 1960’s, when she staged underground polka dot “Happenings” on the streets of New York, to her latest Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, the Hirshhorn exhibition will showcase Kusama’s full range of talent for the first time in Washington, DC. Don’t miss this unforgettable sensory journey through the mind and legacy of one of the world’s most popular artists.
Yayoi Kusama received ACC Fellowships in 1964 and 1996 for travel in the United States.