Happening from 12 May to 9 September, Museum MACAN will be the last stop of “Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” exhibition following National Gallery Singapore and Queensland Art Gallery.
Call yourself an art buff? You must have heard all the buzz about Yayoi Kusama’s colourful exhibition. When it was shown at National Gallery Singapore, art lovers from around Asia flocked to Singapore to check it out. Meanwhile, those who missed the chance to do so could only see the photos with envy. Well, patience pays off Honeys, because “Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” is now exhibiting at Museum MACAN until 9 September 2018.
The not-to-be-missed exhibition shows over 130 of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic works spanning throughout her impressive career from the 1950s. Dots, nets, and pumpkins everywhere. If you visited the museum’s inaugural exhibition, you must have seen or even waited for an hour in line to take a peek inside Yayoi’s famous Infinity Mirrored Room.
This time around, expect to see a collection of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations during the exhibition, including Yayoi’s famous works like “Dots Obsession”, “Narcissus Garden”, “The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens”, and “The Obliteration Room”, an interactive white room where visitors are invited to place colourful stickers anywhere they please.
The exhibition will also feature 24 out of 500 paintings from Yayoi’s major painting series called “My Eternal Soul”, as well as Museum MACAN’s recent acquisition “I Want to Love on the Festival Night” and other pieces not seen in the past shows.
This will be the third and last stop of “Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” exhibition following National Gallery Singapore (NGS) and the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), giving regional and global visitors the last chance to discover the artist’s fantastical world of dots and patterns.
“Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” is the first exhibition by an artist of such international caliber to be presented at this scale in Indonesia, so make sure you save the date and find out why they say Yayoi Kusama’s works are ones you should see in your lifetime.
Museum MACAN, AKR Tower Level MM, Jalan Panjang No.5, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, p. +6221 2212 1888.