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Summer of Kusama Kicks off at Hudson River Park

August 19

To mark Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective at the Whitney, the Museum has collaborated with the Hudson River Park Trust and Gagosian Gallery to present a special outdoor art project at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45. Here, visitors can enjoy Kusama’s playful and endearing multi-part installation—Guidepost to the New Space (2004)—throughout the summer.

Exhibit organizers ask that you please do not climb, sit, or play on the sculptures during your visit. They are more fragile than they seem.

Guidepost to the New Space will close September 30th.

More about Yayoi Kusama:

Well-known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation.

Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists.