Yayoi Kusama to open her own museum in Tokyo

An installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusuma at the current exhibition at National Gallery Singapore. (Photo:AFP)

Even as people here are enthralled by the psychedelic artwork of Yayoi Kusama on exhibit at the National Gallery, news has come that she will be opening her own museum in Tokyo in October.

The influential artist from Japan will open the museum in Shinjuku to the public on 1 October 2017, reported Japanese culture website Spoon and Tamago.

The five-storey building which the Yayoi Kusama Museum will be housed in was completed in 2014 by designer Kume Sekkei, but Kusama had remained tight-lipped about the project.

Two floors of the museum will display rotating exhibitions of Kusama’s works while one floor will showcase her immersive art installations. The top floor will be a reading room for archival of material.

The museum will feature two exhibitions each year. The first one, titled “Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art”, will run from 1 October to 25 February 2018. Tickets cost 1000 yen each and will go on sale from 28 August.

The Yayoi Kusama exhibition at National Gallery Singapore ends on 3 September 2017.

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