Midway Between Mystery and Symbol: Yayoi Kusama's Monochrome (Tokyo) Apr 29, 2021 - Dec 26, 2021



Just as concealment reveals everything, or as the little hole in the peach reveals the existence of the worm, so by a similar method I want to lay bare the mystery. I want to live hidden in the world that lies midway between mystery and symbol.

―Yayoi Kusama, “Ivan the Fool,” 1955



This exhibition at Yayoi Kusama's little Shinjuku museum is a tribute to monochrome, and the wide variety of monochromatic works on display includes paintings from her long-lived Infinity Nets series, soft metallic-painted sculptures, and entire rooms of mirrors or flowers. If anyone knows how to take a single confined color palette and turn it into a work of wild contemporary art, it's Yayoi Kusama! Check out pieces ranging from early creations to some of her most recent paintings.

Address 107 Bentencho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Access 6 min. from Ushigome Yanagicho Station, 7 min. from Waseda Station
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