Collection Selection – Yayoi Kusama


During rare quiet moments I like to spend time with Yayoi Kusama’s Tender are the stairs to heaven, 2004. In the darkened room on Level 3, everything else melts away, what is left is limitless space and a never-ending illuminated staircase. As it changes colour, the work reminds me that beginnings  and ends are hard to define.  I could spend a long time in this room, it is one of my favorite NGV experiences. Infinity as a concept is a difficult thing to grasp but I very much like Kusama’s message to the world ‘Love Forever’.

NGV Collection Online

Yayoi Kusama an infinite consciousness directed at the cosmos essay by Mami Kataoka Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

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