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

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.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Don't Miss...

Quizzes

Can you guess which politicians make up these coalition lovechildren?

As the election draws near, there’s been lots of talk about another coalition, which got us thinking: What would it look like if Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband had a baby?

Read more
Fulham Wikipedia quiz

Prove your credentials as a true Fulham fan by taking our Whites Wikipedia quiz.

Read more
Crystal Palace Wikipedia quiz

Crystal Palace have had their fair share of legends down the years, with many former Eagles enjoying glittering careers.

Read more

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now