Special Exhibition “Zero is Infinity— Zero and Yayoi Kusama”

Yayoi Kusama Museum

poster for Special Exhibition “Zero is Infinity— Zero and Yayoi Kusama”

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*Yayoi Kusama Museum is temporarily closed from Mar. 9 to May. 27. The museum will be open from May 28.

In 1958, the artist group ZERO was founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in Düsseldorf. ZERO held the intention to reset the post-war art to zero. Later, it became a driving force in promoting collaboration and solidarity between European avant-garde artists, who were left isolated by World War Ⅱ. When she was based in New York in the 1960s, Kusama participated in group ZERO-related exhibitions many times, attracting attention within the European art scene. Yayoi Kusama, who pursues “Infinity”, has various similarities in her artistic expression with that of ZERO artists, such as the repetition of motifs and the pursuit of monochrome. This exhibition introduces the ZERO movement and its works, which have not been widely presented in Japan yet, together with Kusama’s works and documentation from the 1960s. It will trace the journey of avant-garde artists who overcame the wounds of war, initiating the possibility of a brand-new art through exploring two opposite poles, Zero and Infinity.

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