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from August 13 2008 until October 19 2008
The Mirrored Years exhibition of work by the celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama confronts early installations, films and sculptures from the 1960s with recent works. The exhibition reveals the coherence of Kusama's oeuvre over the years while at the same time highlighting the freshness and innovative nature of certain themes explored in her work. Working in a highly idiosyncratic formal idiom and exploiting many different techniques, Kusama's work is the product of a lifelong interest in visual perception and sensory experiences.
Mirrored Years demonstrates the abiding force of Yayoi Kusama. The juxtaposition of renowned installations such as the 'Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli's Field' (1965) or 'Narcissus Garden' (1966) with recent mirror installations such as 'Fireflies on the Water' and 'Invisible Life' (2000) as well as new sculptures such as 'Soaring Spirits' (2008-2009) provides insight into a career spanning more than 40 years. Besides the abovementioned works, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is presenting various other sculptures, films and happenings created by Kusama in the 1960s in conjunction with comparable works from recent years. The museum is also showing Kusama's most recent work: an installation of 50 new paintings that she has been producing assiduously over the last three years.
During the exhibitions on Charley Toorop and Erasmus, from 27 September 2008 until 8 February 2009, there is a surcharge of € 3 on top of the museum admission fee (not for ICOM members). On Wednesdays, there is no surcharge and the museum is accessible free of charge to everyone.