Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING

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Nov 07
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Feb 14
Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING

Mirrored walls create a kaleidoscopic effect, with the reflected imagery of the tentacles seemingly extending into infinite space.

The Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING, one of the artist’s iconic Infinity Rooms, on loan from the Vinik Family Foundation Collection. An immersive, experiential work of art, LOVE IS CALLING invites visitors to enter a mirrored room with tentacle-like soft sculptures hanging from the ceiling and positioned on the floor. These forms glow with changing colors and feature Kusama’s signature polka dots. Mirrored walls create a kaleidoscopic effect, with the reflected imagery of the tentacles seemingly extending into infinite space. Visitors hear audio of the artist reciting a love poem in Japanese as they walk throughout the installation.

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929) is one of today’s most recognized and celebrated artists. In addition to her widely popular Infinity Rooms, such as LOVE IS CALLING, Kusama creates vibrant paintings, works on paper, and sculpture with abstract imagery. Her artwork has been shown and collected by leading institutions across the globe and she is considered “the world’s most popular artist.” A comprehensive retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, is currently travelling around the US and Canada. In October 2017, the Yayoi Kusama Museum opened in Tokyo. The artist lives and works in Tokyo.

Image credit: Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929). Wood, metal, glass mirrors, tile, acrylic panel, rubber, blowers, lighting element, speakers, and sound. 174 1/2 x 340 5/8 x 239 3/8 inches. Vinik Family Foundation Collection. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice.

ADMISSION INFO

Admission includes access to all museum exhibitions and Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING. For Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING, timed tickets are required and should be  purchased online and in advance.  Due to the popularity of LOVE IS CALLING, the Museum cannot guarantee ticket availability for walk up ticket purchases.

  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors 65+: $7.50
  • Military & Florida Educators: $7.50
  • Students: $5
  • College Students with ID: Free
  • Children 6 & Under: Free

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Tampa Museum of Art

120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

PARKING INFO

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