Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibit, aptly named In Infinity, will showcase her life’s work—including painting, sculpture, performance art, film, and installation art. The title references work she’s done for the installation: painted, lit or sculpted rooms that use mirrors to extend her imagery ad infinitum.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibit, aptly named In Infinity, will showcase her life’s work—including painting, sculpture, performance art, film, and installation art. The title references work she’s done for the installation: painted, lit or sculpted rooms that use mirrors to extend her imagery ad infinitum.

Kusama entered the contemporary art scene—amongst peers like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg—in New York in the 1960s, creating visual art alongside fashion designs and performance art. She originally came to public attention when she organized a series of “happenings,” influenced by hippie counter culture, in which naked participants were painted with brightly colored polka dots. According to the Loisiana Museum of Modern Art, the show “tells the full story of this Japanese artist who, with prodigious productivity, has created an entire world unto itself, in which color, patterns and movement together bear witness to her fascination with the infinite.

“The Louisiana exhibition unfurls the whole of Kusama’s life’s work: from early watercolors and pastels to her ground-breaking paintings and sculptures from the 1960s, psychedelic films, performances, installations and political happenings in the 1960s and the early 1970s, as well as shedding new light on works from the 1980s, after the artist’s return to Tokyo. Also on show exhibition are several of Kusama’s recent installations, and a series of new paintnings by the 86-year-old Kusama, created especially for Louisiana’s exhibition. The exhibition is the first Kusama retrospective to take into account the artist’s interest in fashion and design but also includes several important works from her early period that have never before been exhibited.”

After Louisiana the exhibition travels on to Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Norway, Moderna Museet/ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden and HAM – Helsinki Art Museum, Finland.

Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity
Loisiana Museum of Modern Art
Humlebæk, Denmark

On view through January 24th, 2016