Yayoi Kusama

Gropius Bau

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Vernissage
03.09.2020 19:00

Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. In autumn 2020, the Gropius Bau will devote the first comprehensive retrospective in Germany to Kusama’s work, offering an overview of every creative period from the last seventy years and featuring current paintings as well as a new Infinity Mirrored Room and installation by the artist.

Yayoi Kusama achieved global recognition for her exploration of repetitive patterns and structures, her signature polka dots and mirrored spaces; in her works, she confronts viewers with realms appearing to extend limitlessly outward and traces the disintegration of the subject in infinity. From the beginnings of her artistic career in New York in the late 1950s, she has combined classical media such as painting, sculpture and drawing with installations, performances and happenings. Presented over nearly 3000-square-metres of exhibition space, the Gropius Bau makes Kusama’s oeuvre accessible to audiences comprehensively for the first time in Germany. The exhibition thus returns to the beginnings of the artist’s widespread popularity in the mid-1960s in German and European contexts, where she was more active than in the USA where she was based at that time.

At the Museum Ludwig in Cologne the show will begin in April 2021, at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen it will be on view from October 2021 on.

Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Yilmaz Dziewior and Beatrix Ruf

In close collaboration with the artist

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 254 86-0
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Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
closed
Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Last entry
30 min. before closing time
24. December
Closed
31. December
Closed
Admission price
15,00 €

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Reduced price
10,00 €

16 and under free admission

Group ticket
Groups of more than 5 people: 12,00 € p. P. School and student groups of more than 5 people: 8,00 € p. P.

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