Yayoi Kusama is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable figures in contemporary art, and itâ€™s high time the 88-year-old titan got a dedicated museum of her own. The inaugural exhibition at Tokyoâ€™s brand-new Yayoi Kusama Museum showcases some of her latest works such as the immersive installation Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity, a mirror room that features the artistâ€™s signature polka-dotted creations, alongside a selection of notable pieces from her six-decade-long career. One floor will be dedicated to monochrome drawings, while another will house 16 canvases from â€śMy Eternal Soul,â€ť an ongoing series of acrylic paintings that Kusama began in 2009. Make sure you book well in advance: just 50 visitors can enter the museum at any one time, with four 90-minute viewings per day.
This article originally appeared in theÂ October/November 2017Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śConnecting the Dotsâ€ť).