For my Modern Art in London class, we had weekly trips to galleries. One of my favorite exhibits was by an artist named Yayoi Kusama. Her exhibit is at the Tate Modern from February until June.
She is one of Japan's most prominent contemporary artists and has been an artist for decades. Her work consists of a variety of repeating dot patterns, drawings, sculptures, film, performance, and immersive installation.
The exhibit had many different rooms to walk through. One installation was of a red staircase on the ceiling and another was a film playing of her wandering the streets of New York City with a polka dot umbrella.
My favorite room was the last room and it was a perfect way to exit. It was an installation that immersed the viewer with her obsession for endless dots and nets in an infinitely mirrored space.
After exiting the exhibit there was a timeline on the wall of Yayoi Kusama's life. It helped to give insight as to where she was coming from with her art.