"Kusama's Body Festival in 60s" Exhibition

Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art


Yayoi Kusama
This exhibition looks at Yayoi Kusama's art in the 1960s. Kusama left Japan in 1957 and starting working in New York after passing through Seattle. Over the next 16 years until her return in 1973 she was active not only in New York, but also in Italy, Germany and Holland, working on a range of working styles. She experimented with pop art, minimalism and performance art, and greatly influenced those genres. This early period of her work has been greatly acclaimed by overseas art museums, and a selection of important examples is touring from 2011 to 2012 across major venues in Madrid, Paris, London and New York.

This exhibition at Watari-um will show films of her work in their original versions, as well as many documents and texts with Kusama explaining her work in her own words, alongside installations and sculptures.




The Museum is open on public holiday Mondays and opens until 21:00 on Wednesdays

Venue Hours

11:00 ~ 19:00
Closed on Monday
Open on public holiday Monday. Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥1200, University and High School Students ¥1000, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥500, Seniors 70 & Over ¥900, Persons with Disability Certificates ¥700, 1 Companion ¥1000
VenueWatari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
Location3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Access5 minute walk from exit 3 at Gaienmae Station on the Ginza line. 8 minute walk from exit A2 at Omotesando Station on the Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda lines. 12 minute walk from exit 5 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.