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Here’s A Sneak Peek At The Mesmerising New Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

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Mo’ pumpkins, mo’ problems. Namely, “how many ‘grams can I possibly post?”

Lady of the pumpkins Yayoi Kusama has a new exhibit at the Victoria Miro gallery, opening tomorrow. If it’s anything like the last time Kusama opened a London show, expect excitement and pictures aplenty. And speaking of which, we’ve cobbled together a little sneak preview of the exhibit, to show you what you can expect.

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Photo: @larawardle_art

Titled ‘THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE’, Kusama’s new project is set to be another crowdpleaser. The chief draw is another of the artist’s famed infinity rooms, this one titled ‘MY HEART IS DANCING INTO THE UNIVERSE’:

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Photo: @ocula.art

Filled with colour-changing paper lanterns, the room is the capital’s next selfie spot du jour. It’s really rather mesmerising.

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Photo: @matt_careywilliams

Still, we must tear our eyes away, for there’s a lot more to see at the exhibit. Kusama’s obsession with pumpkins sees them make a welcome return to the gallery floor, just in time for Halloween.

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Photo: @hypebeastart

You’ll also find paintings, painstakingly composed of thousands of brightly coloured dots. There’s a whole wall dedicated to a series of these paintings; Kusama is nothing if not prolific, even at nearly 90 years old.

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Photo: @matt_careywilliams

Finally, out on the gallery’s terrace, you’ll find these charming oversized flowers – a colourful reminder that summer is gone and we’re about to be plunged into the depths of a London winter. Hooray!

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Photo: @matt_careywilliams

The Yayoi Kusama exhibition launches Wednesday October 3rd, and tickets are free. They’re going extremely quickly, so get on them sharpish if you’re looking to head along!

Featured image: @victoriamirogallery