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Yayoi Kusama’s fascination with nature blossoms in latest exhibition

Kusama’s latest collection of work will feature floral sculptures placed amidst the botanical garden, including a new piece called Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020). (New York Botanical Garden)
Kusama’s latest collection of work will feature floral sculptures placed amidst the botanical garden, including a new piece called Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020). (New York Botanical Garden)
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23 Feb 2021 08:02:51 GMT9
23 Feb 2021 08:02:51 GMT9

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Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, is proclaiming her fascination with nature with her latest exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden that will be open to the public between April 10 until October 31, titled KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature.

Kusama’s latest collection of work will feature floral sculptures placed amidst the botanical garden, including a new piece called Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020).

The New York Botanical Garden website states that through this exclusive exhibit, “Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery.”

Their website also shares how her work reflects the “artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity” inspired “by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers.”

The exhibition—curated by Mika Yoshitake—will also feature Kusama’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, Flower Obsession (2017/2021) and her Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020).

This piece—placed outdoors—will reflect the “seasonality of NYBG’s landscape,” the NYBG’s website states.

Public tickets will be on sale starting March 16, whereas corporate members can purchase tickets beginning March 11.

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