The Jakarta Post
Yayoi Kusama in front of "Life is the Heart of a Rainbow." (JP/File)
The wait for the highly anticipated exhibition 'Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow' in Jakarta is almost over.
Museum Macan, where the exhibition will take place, has announced that tickets are now available for purchase online.
Would-be visitors can now book tickets to see the exhibition that will run from May 12 to September 9.
Life is the Heart of a Rainbow in Jakarta will be the third and final stop of Kusama’s survey exhibition, following shows in the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for people to visit a Kusama exhibition and to let themselves into her world, methods, ideas, inspirations and to experience the phenomena that is Yayoi Kusama,” Aaron Seeto, director of Museum Macan, said in a statement.
Featuring more than 130 works created over 70 years by Yayoi Kusama, Life is the Heart of a Rainbow explores the development of the artist’s works throughout her career. Visitors may expect to see her signature use of dots, nets and pumpkins through work from the 1950s to the present.
"Dots Obsession" ( 2009 ) by Yayoi Kusama (JP/File)
Kusama’s engagement with the body and her concept of self-obliteration, and her approach to space through large-scale installations are also slated to be on display.
The Obliteration Room, for instance, is one to anticipate. It is the interactive installation that has toured to more than 20 venues in 15 countries and viewed by almost 5 million people.
The Obliteration room by Yayoi Kusama. (Queensland Art Gallery/QAGOMA Photography)
The exhibition also includes My Eternal Soul, a major painting series, which launched in 2009. It comprises more than 500 paintings, and 24 of them will be showcased in Museum Macan.
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What makes Kusama’s exhibition in Jakarta more exciting is the display of Museum Macan’s recent acquisition, I Want to Love on the Festival Night ( 2017 ).
Pieces not shown in the past exhibitions will also be displayed, namely Flower ( 1953 ) and Untitled (Child Mannequin) ( 1966 ). (mut)