Life is the Heart of a Rainbow spans seven decades of Kusama's artistic practice and includes 120 works, some being shown for the first time. Curated by Russell Storer, Senior Curator at the National Gallery Singapore, with Adele Tanhis, the exhibition features paintings from the artist's most recent series, My Eternal Soul, as well as sculptures, videos, and installations, including immersive mirrored infinity rooms.
Life is the Heart of a Rainbow travels to Queensland Art Gallery at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane from the National Gallery Singapore, where it was the first major museum presentation of the artist's work in Southeast Asia. In Brisbane, the exhibition is accompanied by Kusama's Narcissus Garden (1966/2002) in the Watermall at Queensland Art Gallery, and the interactive installation The Obliteration Room (2002 – ongoing) in the Children's Art Centre at the Gallery of Modern Art.
Image: Installation view, Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, David Zwirner, New York, 2015.