Yayoi Kusama’s Cosmic Nature Opens at the New York Botanical Garden
Spectacular installations by Kusama, including monumental floral sculptures, take over the NYBG’s 250-acre landmark landscape.
Titled “Cosmic Nature”, the exhibition spread across the grounds, features installations that include the artist’s legendary Narcissus Garden (1966/2021) in the Native Plant Garden. Nearby, marvel at Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees (2002/2021), where soaring trees are adorned in vibrant red with white polka dots. The horticultural spectacle across the landscape changes throughout the seasons, with tulips and irises in spring, dahlias and sweetpeas in summer, and pumpkins and chrysanthemums in fall. Her mesmerizing Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity (2017) is on view in the Visitor Center gallery.
The retrospective side of the exhibition is on view in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, where visitors can explore paintings, biomorphic collages, sculpture, and works on paper inspired by Kusama’s deep knowledge of nature.
KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE at NYBG
April 10 – Sunday, October 31, 2021
10 am – 6 pm, tickets available here