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Instagrammers Capture the Magic of Yayoi Kusama

For more photos and videos from the Kusama Exhibition, browse the #kusamaenmalba hashtag and explore the MALBA location page.

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.


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A Pumpkin by the Sea

Want to see more? Visit the 南瓜 (黄色いかぼちゃ) and Benesse House location pages.

On the tiny island of Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea of southern Japan, artist Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin” (1994-2005) sits patiently at the water’s edge. Instagrammers flock to the sleepy island to see a world-class art collection that was made possible in large part due to the philanthropy of Benesse Corporation, a Japanese company that specializes in test prep and language schools. Kusama’s “Pumpkin” is perhaps the most photogenic artwork on the island, beckoning visitors to come closer and pose with the giant spotted squash that Kusama says represents her alter-ego.