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Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever


© Yayoi Kusama / Image courtesy: Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

18 November 2011 – 11 March 2012 | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) | Free admission

GOMA Opening Hours
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Closed Christmas Day
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today. The Gallery has had a long working relationship with Kusama, and her installations Soul under the moon 2002 and Narcissus garden 1966/2002 are among the most popular works in the Gallery’s Collection.

‘Look Now, See Forever’ transforms the dramatic spaces of the Gallery of Modern Art with a series of spectacular immersive rooms, featuring new sculptures and paintings as well as film projection and installation. Showcasing Kusama’s innovative work with colour, form, space and perception, this exhibition shows a senior artist at the peak of her powers.

Revel in the vibrant and playful works of Kusama by adding colourful dots to The obliteration room, a popular interactive installation first commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery for Kids’ APT in 2002.

Welcome to Kusama's World of Dots

Play Kusama's World of Dots Kids interactive

Online Catalogue

‘Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever’ is accompanied by an online catalogue, featuring expanded commentary on the works in the exhibition, newly commissioned scholarship on aspects of the artist’s practice, and an in-depth timeline of her life and work. Taking advantage of the dynamic character of online publishing, special features include updates throughout the course of the exhibition, and documentation tracking the evolution of The Obliteration Room.

Look Out Teacher Program

Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever
Saturday 4 February 2012 | 9.00am, GOMA
Paid program | Curatorial talk and artist workshop
Bookings from 9 January 2012 (online only). Certificates of attendance will be provided.
For information on the Gallery's Look Out teacher program, visit Information for Educators


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