Thursday, 5 April 2012

Yayoi Kusama, Tate Modern, London

Last Sunday I visited the Tate Modern in London. This museum is free, you only have to pay for the temporary exhibitions. Of course you can donate some pounds if you can afford and you want (it is up to you). For the temporary exhibitions there are two price. The more expensive one includes 0.25 pounds per pound as a donation.
The first time I enjoyed this amazing museum was... some years ago and I did not have money, I had an student with small jobs... no money.
This is the reason why I have paid the more expensive rate this time. I would like to think that I am helping other people to de able to live the experience of walking through this galleries.
There were two temporary exhibitions. The first one was dedicated to Alighiero Boetti and was called "Game plan".
I did not known this artist and I think he is interesting but to be honest I can barely talk about this exhibition because the other one made a deeply impact on me. I felt that I have discovered one of my favourite artist.
I am talking about the exhibition of Yayoi Kusama. I know she is a very famous artist but this was my first time. Since the gate of the exhibition the atmosphere captivated me.



At the end I bought the catalogue for learning more about this Japanese woman and her career.
Instead of scanning all the book I prefer to recommend you this video:




Here you can see one of the examples of her art, "Infinite Room".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1rcJZRqZH8&feature=youtube_gdata_player


More information:
http://kusamadocumentary.com
http://www.yayoi-kusama.jp
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama