I don’t usually write posts on temporary exhibits, but as an art lover, I dare not pass on the chance to talk about the legendary Yayoi Kusuma, who had her first ever exhibit in Southeast Asia when I was in Singapore. Although I’ve previously covered the National Gallery, I’ll only touch upon the Yayoi part this time.
Kusama’s work is based in conceptual art and explores the topics ofof feminism, minimalism, surrealism, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is mixed with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. Kusama has also published novels, and is famous for her poetry, and has even made her mark in the world of film and fashion design. Major exhibitions of her work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Tate Modern. In 2006, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art, and in 2008, Christie’s New York sold a piece by her for $5.1 million, at the time the record price paid for a work by a living female artist.
Thus, you can see that how I was excited to jump at the chance to come face to face with the work of such a famous and accomplished artist!