Yayoi Kusama Is Bringing Another Spellbinding Art Show To London (And You Can Get Free Tickets Now!)

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Yayoi Kusama is back – and she’s looking at infinity again in her latest art exhibition.

One word: pumpkins. That’s the most likely way you’ll know about Yayoi Kusama‘s artwork. More specifically, these pumpkins:

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Photo: @juxtapozmag

They prettified endless Instagram feeds when they popped up in London a couple of years ago, as part of Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit. Now, the Victoria Miro gallery have announced a brand new Yayoi Kusama show, arriving in London on October 3rd. Despite the fact that she’s nearly 90 years old, the artist remains frighteningly prolific, and has produced a new Infinity Mirror Room just for this exhibition.

Yayoi Kusama
Photo: @tansiuli

It’s Yayoi Kusama’s twelfth exhibition at Victoria Miro, and will no doubt draw in the crowds once more – along with a proliferation of selfies. Aside from the new Infinity Room, you’ll find paintings, pumpkin and flower sculptures, and work from her ‘My Eternal Soul’ collection. If the last one was any indication, this is not an exhibition to be missed. However, it’s not the only Yayoi Kusama exhibit in town this autumn…

Yayoi Kusama
Photo: @victoriamirogallery

Rolling into London a full week earlier, ‘Narcissus Garden’ is heading to the Hayward Gallery as part of their Space Shifters exhibit. Composed of 1500 mirrored orbs, this installation has been touring the world on and off for over 50 years. Perfect for art lovers and narcissists alike! It’ll be in place from September 26th, and if you time it right, you can do both works in a day. Kusama will also contribute a permanent installation to Liverpool Street station as part of the Crossrail Art programme, so London definitely hasn’t seen the last of her yet.

Tickets are free, but you must book at timed slot in advance to be guaranteed access! Tickets went on ‘sale’ today (September 24) and are available here.

Location: Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, N1 7RW. Nearest stations are Angel and Old Street. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 10am-6pm (Tuesday to Saturday). Monday viewings are by appointment only, and the gallery is closed on Sundays.
Entry: Free, but book in advance here.
More information: on their website.

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Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.