Instagrammers Capture the Magic of Yayoi Kusama
Acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama brought her life retrospective exhibition, “‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession,” to Latin America for the first time at Buenos Aires’s Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, popularly known as MALBA (@museomalba). Debuting under its Spanish name, “Obsesión infinita”, Kusama’s retrospective includes polka-dotted trees lining the sidewalk outside of the museum, an all-white room that visitors progressively decorate with colored stickers and a host of art-filled, all-mirrored rooms that reflect visitors into infinity.
Kusama has been a figure in the art world since the 1940s, and her art has taken the forms of writing, painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and even large-scale environmental installations such as her “Pumpkin" on Japan’s Naoshima island.
Kusama’s extremely interactive art pieces make the exhibition particularly friendly for Instagrammers. “Yayoi Kusama: Obsesión infinitia” ends September 16.