Propagating Room by Yayoi Kusama

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 29 Aug 2009
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Kusama’s charmingly simple work transforms environments with her trademark polka dots.

“She cropped up in London’s Hayward gallery exhibition, Walking in My Mind, earlier in the summer, where she covered a room and a series of objects in a cartoonish toadstool pattern of red background and white spots,” writes Wallpapaer.

“Her work for Six is equally fantastical though a little more sophisticated. In a darkened room she has created a series of coloured dots, projecting over all the furniture and people who inhabit it, encompassing everything that inhabits it in a continuous form of performance art. To kick start proceedings, a dinner was held amongst the bright spots on the opening night. In another room she has hung some of her recent seminal canvases, with a mirror that distorts and reflects as you move along the gallery space.

“Six, named after Comme’s magazine published between 1991-1998, will host different experiential exhibitions every few months, the next scheduled for November. Taking the symbolic connotations of the number 6 as its lead, as a number implying intuition or flair, the space is not intended as just a regular gallery space, but more of an environment in which artists can express the scope of their entire creative vision.”


Event runs through November 8th, 2009

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