Contemporary Art from Japan, 2014
curated by Sabine Schaschl and Kenjiro Hosaka, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
The artist YAYOI KUSAMA (b. 1929) became world-famous for her installations and objects covered with polka dots. Museum Haus Konstruktiv presented in the group show the installation LOVE IS CALLING for the first time in Europe. Inflatable sculptures that are polka-dotted, hanging down from the ceiling and sprouting up from the floor. The floor, walls and ceiling are reflected in each other. Thus, they blend into one unit, cause the interior space to grow into the infinite, and enclose the observer in a world that affects them emotionally.
Love Forever and self-obliteration are recurring themes in the Japanese artist’s oeuvre.
Action for the great group show Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art from Japan:
With works by: Noe Aoki, Koji Enokura, Kazunari Hattori, Akihisa Hirata, Ryoji Ikeda, Teppei Kaneuji, Yayoi Kusama, Taiji Matsue, Masayasu Mitsuke, Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiroshi Sugito, Go Watanabe, Yuichi Yokoyama