Yayoi Kusama dots exhibition at Tate Modern in London

11:19 08 February 2012

The Passing Winter (detail) 2005 by Yayoi Kusama. Photo: Tate Photography

The Passing Winter (detail) 2005 by Yayoi Kusama. Photo: Tate Photography


Visiting London’s Tate Modern on the Southbank may drive you dotty thanks to an exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.

Opening tomorrow (February 9) is a display of work by the Japanese artist, famed for her use of recurring dot patterns.

The exhibition is the biggest Kusama showcase staged in the UK and includes paintings, collages and a large mirrored room.

Organisers said her work has “an almost hallucinatory intensity that reflects her unique vision of the world”.

The 82-year-old, who this week made a rare appearance in the UK to promote the Tate show, was a mainstay of the modern art scene in 1960s’ New York before she moved back to Japan in 1973.

She voluntarily moved into a psychiatric institution four years later but continued to work producing paintings, drawings, films and sculptures.

The exhibition runs until June 5.

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