CON­NECT­ING THE DOTS

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Yayoi Kusama is, with­out a doubt, one of the most rec­og­niz­able fig­ures in con­tem­po­rary art, and it’s high time the 88-year-old ti­tan got a ded­i­cated mu­seum of her own. The in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion at Tokyo’s brand-new Yayoi Kusama Mu­seum show­cases some of her lat­est works such as the im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion Pump­kins Scream­ing About Love Be­yond In­fin­ity, a mir­ror room that fea­tures the artist’s sig­na­ture polka-dot­ted cre­ations, along­side a se­lec­tion of no­table pieces from her six-decade-long ca­reer. One floor will be ded­i­cated to mono­chrome draw­ings, while another will house 16 can­vases from “My Eter­nal Soul,” an on­go­ing se­ries of acrylic paint­ings that Kusama be­gan in 2009. Make sure you book well in ad­vance: just 50 vis­i­tors can en­ter the mu­seum at any one time, with four 90-minute view­ings per day ( yay­oikusama­mu­seum.jp).

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