After connecting the dots at Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition in Tokyo
, I was naturally obsessed with her dazzling work of pumpkins, dots and mirrored rooms. They don’t actually permit photo-taking in Tokyo’s version of the Infinity Mirrored Room, so you can just imagine the new exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore starting this Friday (June 9) will be a huge hit with the Instagram generation. And I’m not going to lie, I loved every bit of it.
With All My Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever (2013)
If it’s not already obvious that I coordinated my outfit with the various mesmerising rooms and works, well I did. I even got my boyfriend to wear white so we could match for the mirrored room ‘gram. Worth it!
Infinity Mirrored Room: Gleaming Lights of the Souls (2008)
This is my favourite room, of course. After my failed attempt at sneaking a photo in Tokyo’s museum, I’m so glad I could recreate the memory here in Singapore with my favourite person, in my favourite room, in one of my favourite outfits.
The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens (2017)
I was invited for the media preview but I assure you that this is no ad, and that you really have to see the rooms in person. It is a fantastic experience and you get to discover Kusama’s creative vision from the 1950s to the present, including works never shown before (from private collections).
Tips: Go early. Go on a weekday. Be patient. Some of the rooms are timed so you can get a great photo, so I’d say the queues are worth it anyway. Have fun and don’t forget to say hi on Instagram