Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama transforms the New York Botanical Garden this season with an exhibition inspired by botanical arrangements and plant life.
“Kusama with Pumpkin” (2010)
In Kusama: Cosmic Nature, an exhibit that explores eternity and obliteration, beloved artist Yayoi Kusama invites the public to experience nature in the way that she sees it. The exhibition displays both wildly popular pieces from her past, such as her enormous polkadot flora sculptures, and new pieces like “Dancing Pumpkin,” a 16-foot sculpture that can be approached from numerous angles.
“Narcissus Garden” (2016), The Glass House, New Canaan, Conn.
Transforming the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden with a sense of whimsy and an intense focus on nature and humanity, Kusama offers an interactive experience of her entire body of work as viewers traverse the vast landscape.
“Hymn of Life—Tulips” (2007)
The exhibition will also release Kusama’s latest piece: “Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart,” an immersive installation that responds directly to natural light throughout the day. Her sculptures are nestled within the plant life of the garden, highlighting the sense of duality her handmade pieces have in the infinity that is nature. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the public is invited to experience the true legend that is Yayoi Kusama. April 10-Oct. 31, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx