The Work of Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama on View at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid


MADRID.- The work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1929) unfolds in the international art scene that began at the end of the 1950s and is the origin of today’s globalisation. Her career, spanning almost six decades, started with her earliest solo exhibitions at the age of just 23, in Japan. She crossed international borders in 1958, heading for New York, which by that time was the unquestioned epicentre of art worldwide. The exhibition is on view from May 11 through September 12 2011 at the Museo Reina Sofía. The speed with which the artist became relevant in this context in the 1960s clearly indicates that her art contains none of the usual references, occupying instead an exceptional territory that is completely unique. This is the period of her most recognisable works, the Accumulation sculptures,