Yayoi Kusama is this year's sculptor at the seasonal opening

Yayoi Kusama is this year's sculptor at the seasonal opening

Kusama is one of the greatest artists in the world, and we are incredibly proud to be able to present a large-scale artwork by her at this year's season opening, says Director of Kistefos Egil Eide.

A site-specific artwork
The process of realizing a site-specific artwork  by Kusama was started back in 2012, and the sculpture that is unveiled on May 26th is a result of repeated visits to Kistefos.

The sculpture is called Shine of Life and is inspired by the nature, water and industry at Kistefos, Eide explains.

Big and wet
Unfortunately, details about the work cannot be disclosed before the unveiling. However, we can promise that it will be both big and wet!


Yayoi Kusama – a short bio

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists. Starting within the traditional style of nihonga painting in the late 1940s, Kusama has since, during the course of her 60-year-long career, developed a unique visual language, instantly reconginzable across the globe. This includes her signature polka dots.

Since her debut on New York’s avant-garde art scene in the late 50s, Kusama’s artistic universe has constantly developed and encompass conceptual art and minimalism, giving a nod to feminism, surrealism and pop art.

Kusama’s oeuvre spans across most mediums, such as painting, installation, sculpture, video and performance.

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