Japanese artist’s famous polka dot pumpkins and other works to come to Hong Kong’s M+ for an exhibition filled with ‘many surprises’
- Tickets are now on sale for the M+ museum’s ‘Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now’, the largest retrospective of the contemporary Japanese artist in Asia outside Japan
- More than 200 pieces from the 93-year-old’s career will be exhibited, including her paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and archival materials
Tickets for the much-anticipated exhibition of Yayoi Kusama at Hong Kong’s M+ museum go on sale today.
More than 200 pieces from the 93-year-old contemporary queen’s career will be exhibited, including her paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and archival materials.
“It will fulfil what people want to see – the polka dots, the infinity mirror rooms, the pumpkins – but, in a career spanning over seven decades, there are many new things that even Kusama devotees will not have seen,” says Doryun Chong, deputy director, curatorial and chief curator of the museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District. “There will be many surprises.”
The retrospective will occupy multiple showrooms in the M+ museum including the West Gallery, The Studio, Main Hall, Lightwell and Found Space.
Visitors will follow the chronological and thematic steps organised by the exhibition, experiencing Kusama’s career-long creative journey through six different themes: Infinity, Accumulation, Radical, Connectivity, Biocosmic, Death and Force of Life.
Tickets will include access to all the galleries. Standard tickets are HK$240 (US$30). Children aged 6 and below will not need a ticket.
Concession tickets (HK$150) are available for full-time students, children between the ages of seven and 11, senior citizens aged 60 or above, persons with disabilities and a companion, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.
M+ members can get a 30 per cent discount on up to four standard tickets.
“Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now” will run at M+, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, from November 12 to May 14, 2023.