We heard it through the grapevine… and you will hear it here first:
Late last month the yet most complex and immersive retrospective on the works of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opened at Gropius Bau Berlin. The artist’s first-ever institutional retrospective in Germany „Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective – A Bouquet of Love I Saw in the Universe“ spans over 3000 m² and shows almost 300 works from the last 80 years of Kusama’s groundbreaking career.
One of the exhibition’s highlights is the expansive work A Bouquet of Love I Saw in the Universe (2021) that has been created especially for the museum’s historic atrium and fills the space with huge, surging tentacles for the duration of the exhibition. The impressive pink mega installation has by now not only conquered the huge space in the heart of the museum, but also most of our instagram feeds and advertising pillars all over Berlin, bestowing the city’s empty streets with a vivid and hopeful vibe. A Bouquet of Love from the artist to the people of Berlin it seems.