MOCA Shanghai: Yayoi Kusama Solo Show

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Great solo show of Yayoi “polka dot” Kusama’s A dream I dreamed. I wish it was  a little better organised as there were long winding queues to enter the “Infinity mirrored room – gleaming lights of the souls” which I call the intergalactic trip room. It’s also a super limited time, you’re herded in 5 at a time and before you can soak up the ambience and atmosphere, you’re rushed and herded out for the next batch of visitors.

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It was very hurried for an art experience and a shame. Her usual commercial works also took centre place – the same large scale polka dotted flowers and dogs you see at Art Basel / Art HK every year as centre pieces. There’s also an interactive room where everyone is given colourful circle stickers to decorate a room of white walls – not sure how effective the idea came across as it was so controlled rather than organic.

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Last day to see Kusama’s solo show. March 30, 2014!

More photos here.

MOCA Shanghai is one of my favourite contemporary art museum in Shanghai. I haven’t been out to Mogenshan Lu for a few years now given how it’s gentrified like Beijing’s 798.

People’s Park,

231 Nanjing West Road,

Shanghai, 200003, China

 

 

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