The exhibition of artworks by Yayoi Kusama opened at the National Gallery earlier this month which saw many visitors visiting the National Gallery. There were huge lines of visitors waiting to visit the artworks on display. I happen to visit it during the first weekend and capture some interesting pictures and videos of the exhibit to share here.
There is a total of 3 galleries – Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery; along with another 3 individual areas in the National Gallery, Singapore; which form the full gallery experience for works by Yayoi Kusama. The theme of the exhibition is titled – Life is the Heart of the Rainbow. It is in fact named after one of her artworks – which can be found in Gallery C.
The Spirits of Pumpkins Descended into Heavens (2017)
Concourse between Gallery A & B
Infinity Mirrored Room – Gleaming Lights of the Souls (2008)
Sex and obsession
With All My Love For The Tulips I Pray Forever (2013-2017)
Life is the Heart of a Rainbow (2017)
There is also another 3 art installations, located within the National Gallery. These are very much Instagram-worthy as well.
Narcissus Garden (1966/2017)
Location: City Hall Chamber, Level 3
Dots Obsession (2017)
Location: City Hall Wing, Level 1, UOB City Hall Courtyard
The Obliteration Room (2002-present)
Location: City Hall Wing, Level B1, Koh Seow Chuan Concourse Gallery (in conjunction with Gallery Children’s Biennial)
Tips for heading over on a weekend
The waiting times between each exhibition can vary from 15-30 minutes between each gallery. As such, the National Gallery has imposed timed entry where you will need to enter at the time which your ticket has been booked or purchased. Go in groups if you are planning to have an immersive experience and take pictures. Also, do note that you may not be able to take pictures of some artworks on display in the gallery. It is expected to be crowded during the initial periods, while they manage the flow of visitors.
Exhibition period: Jun 09 – Sep 03, 2017
Exhibition Venue: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
City Hall – North South Line & East West Line
Raffles Place – North South Line & East West Line