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Yayoi Kusama - Curator Talk by Frances Morris

24 May 2012

Event times

6:30pm

Cost of entry

Free (booking essential)

The Japan Foundation

London, United Kingdom

Address

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  • Nearest tube station is Russell Square.

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Yayoi Kusama, with a career spanning over half a century, is undoubtedly one of the most prolific Japanese artists of her generation. From paintings to installations, her considerable body of work is very diverse, reflecting her own hybrid identity. Kusama is now Japan's most prominent contemporary artist and presenting her work to an international audience represents an exciting and ambitious curatorial challenge. Frances Morris, Curator and Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate Modern has conceived and led a major exhibition project to bring Kusama's work to Tate Modern. Her long relationship with Kusama and her work has culminated in the major retrospective, 'Yayoi Kusama', (8 February - 5 June 2012). At this special talk event, Morris will explore Kusama and her work, considering her relevance and significance on both a global and a UK scale. Guiding the audience through her curatorial process, she will map out the exhibition from conception to completion, also reflecting on her own personal journey with Kusama, having had the opportunity to work closely with her and really get under her skin as an artist. This promises to provide a fantastic complement to the exhibition, offering a refreshing and dynamic perspective, and an opportunity to meet the curator behind what is arguably currently the most talked-about international show in London. This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk The exhibition Yayoi Kusama will be at Tate Modern until 5th June 2012. For more information, please visit www.tate.org.uk This talk is organised in association with Tate Modern. The Japan Foundation, London- 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH www.jpf.org.uk

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