Whoa! Yayoi Kusama is truly a special and creative visionary.
But let me put it straight, the waiting goes up to 5 hours in the weekends. (It ends on 12/16/2017 so go before it’s gone!)
I went last weekend at 9:30 AM and gave up the line around 11AM because the wait was just ridiculous and I was hungry.
We learnt our lesson and got there at 8:45 AM this time. Waited about an hour and half which was not bad at all!
But do keep in mind, you only get 60 seconds in this room.
I honestly didn’t even get to feel the art and we were kicked out.
To those of you who can’t make it, please join me here!
The second room is also an infinity mirror with crazy lights!
It’s almost hypnotizing.
The third room is her famous With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever sculpture installation.
I felt like Alice in Wonderland and 11 in Stranger Things (featuring demogorgon meets Yayoi).
Once you’re done with the three rooms (which takes you less than 10 mins), there’s one more exhibition next door features 66 paintings that make up Yayoi’s My Eternal Soul series.
The bright colors, small tiny dots and lines, flowers and faces all rolled up in one.
What a master mind! Unfortunately, we only see the results of her lifelong work. Yayoi was abused by her mother when she was a child, and from there she started to suffer severe psychological difficulties. Her difference did not stop her expressing herself, her artworks are inspired by her hallucinations.
Yayoi’s art is loud, a voice that captures and inspires people simultaneously.
“I’m old now, but I am still going to create more work and better work. More than I have in the past,” she said. “My mind is full of paintings.”
I can’t wait to see more of her creation!