New York Botanical Garden Announces 2021 Dates for Major Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Mark your calendars.

Art
12,179 Hypes 3 Comments

The New York Botanical Garden has announced the official 2021 opening dates for its highly-anticipated exhibition on Yayoi Kusama. Entitled “KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature,” the outdoor and indoor showcase was initially postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation will encompass a total of four new experiences alongside a sprawling display of works and installations across the Garden’s landscape, conservatory and its other institutional spaces in The Bronx.

“KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature” pays homage to the prolific career of the acclaimed Japanese artist. The exhibition and related programs will shed light on the artist’s lifelong fascination with the natural world beginning with her childhood that was spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery in Matsumoto, Japan. Highlighted works include horticultural displays and monumental sculptures of flora.

Among the works to go on display are Flower Obsession (2017/2021) which is Kusama’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, a towering sculpture called Dancing Pumpkin 2020, and a 13-foot-tall biomorphic form entitled I Want to Fly to the Universe 2020 which will be installed at the Garden’s conservatory. Of course, fans of Kusama will line up for her new outdoor Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) which will reflect the museum’s natural surroundings.

“For Kusama, cosmic nature is a life force that integrates the terrestrial and celestial orders of the universe from both the micro- and macrocosmic perspectives she investigates in her practice,” said guest curator Mika Yoshitake.

“KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature” will go on view from April 10 until October 31, 2021. Visit the New York Botanical Garden’s website to learn more.

Elsewhere in art, Damien Hirst is currently unveiling new works as part of his multi-site “Mental Escapology” exhibition in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
The Bronx, NY 10458

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

New Era Celebrates the New York Yankees vs. Diablos Rojos del México Exhibition Series with Special Capsule
Fashion

New Era Celebrates the New York Yankees vs. Diablos Rojos del México Exhibition Series with Special Capsule

A selection of special caps, tees and hoodies — some of which feature both teams’ iconography side by side.

Josèfa Ntjam’s Solo Exhibition at Fotografiska New York Examines Diasporic Resistance Through an Afrofuturist Lens
Art 

Josèfa Ntjam’s Solo Exhibition at Fotografiska New York Examines Diasporic Resistance Through an Afrofuturist Lens

Presented by Fotografiska New York
‘Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s),’ will run until May 24, 2024.

'The New York Times' Sues OpenAI and Microsoft for Copyright Infringement
Tech & Gadgets

'The New York Times' Sues OpenAI and Microsoft for Copyright Infringement

Claiming “billions of dollars” in damages.


'47 Brand and Swarovski Team Up for Bedazzled New York Yankees Hat
Fashion

'47 Brand and Swarovski Team Up for Bedazzled New York Yankees Hat

A little extra bling for the Bronx Bombers.

Converse Pro Leather "Birth of Flight" Pays Homage to the 45th Anniversary of the ABA-NBA Merger
Footwear

Converse Pro Leather "Birth of Flight" Pays Homage to the 45th Anniversary of the ABA-NBA Merger

And the freewheeling spirit of basketball in the ’70s.

master-piece SS21 Provides Bags for Two Distinct Lifestyles
Fashion

master-piece SS21 Provides Bags for Two Distinct Lifestyles

Clean officewear and rugged adventure fare.

Kengo Kuma and ASICS' Metaride AMU Salutes Traditional Japanese Bamboo Knitting
Footwear

Kengo Kuma and ASICS' Metaride AMU Salutes Traditional Japanese Bamboo Knitting

And boasts a colorway inspired by the Sahara Desert.

AïE FW21 Dresses the Artisanal Slacker
Fashion

AïE FW21 Dresses the Artisanal Slacker

The NEPENTHES family member explores dramatic cuts and explosive patterns.

J.Lindeberg SS21 Is Filled With Temperature Acclimated Golf Ware
Golf

J.Lindeberg SS21 Is Filled With Temperature Acclimated Golf Ware

The collection explores gradient tech, active mesh, and featherlight fabrics.


Nike Waffle Trainer 2 to Launch in "Midnight Navy" and "Starfish" Colorways
Footwear

Nike Waffle Trainer 2 to Launch in "Midnight Navy" and "Starfish" Colorways

Fun fact: Frank Ocean has an OG pair of the “Midnight Navy” rendition.

Disney Debuts Trailer for Live-Action 'Cruella' Starring Emma Stone
Entertainment

Disney Debuts Trailer for Live-Action 'Cruella' Starring Emma Stone

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 28, 2021.

No More Rulers Spotlights Virgil Abloh's Notable Quotes in New 'Abloh-isms' Book
Design

No More Rulers Spotlights Virgil Abloh's Notable Quotes in New 'Abloh-isms' Book

Chronicling Abloh’s storied career.

Rado Works With Industrial Designer Tej Chauhan to Explore the Near Future
Watches

Rado Works With Industrial Designer Tej Chauhan to Explore the Near Future

The True Square x Tej Chauhan features a case made from matt finish ceramic.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, Off-White™, NEEDLES, NEIGHBORHOOD and WTAPS.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.