Brisbane’s GoMA is celebrating its fifth anniversary with escapism and a splash of colour thanks to Yayoi Kusama and Pip & Pop.
December 9th, 2011
Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is a cavalcade of colour this summer, with two captivating candy-coloured exhibitions that fittingly coincide with the Gallery’s fifth birthday.
Look Now, See Forever is a major solo exhibition of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
“Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant and influential artists working today,” said Queensland Arts Minister Rachel Nolan.
“Now in her 80s, her innovative work with colour, form, space and perception has captivated audiences worldwide since the 1950s.”
Look Now, See Forever “transforms the gallery into a series of spectacular immersive rooms, featuring new sculptures and paintings as well as film projection and installation,” said Nolan.
The exhibition marks the return of Obliteration Room, last seen in Queensland at the 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, in which a white room was filled with multi-coloured dots by visitors to the exhibition.
Expect also to see giant flower sculptures, intricate abstract paintings, giant balloons, and 2-metre tall aluminium pumpkins in this, the only current exhibition in the world of Kusama’s new work.
Also on at GoMA is ’we miss you magic land!’ by Perth-based duo Pip & Pop. Artists Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz have created a series of fantasy worlds out of layers of coloured sugar.
The specially commissioned installation takes visitors through a landscape of sugar forests, flowers, vines, mushrooms, animals, even a volcanic lake with crystals and pools.
Pip & Pop take their inspiration from creation myths, Buddhist cosmologies and video games, Pip & Pop use a variety of objects and craft techniques to create their intricate magical worlds.
Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever runs from 18 November until 11 March 2012. ’we miss you magicland!’ runs from 26 November until 4 March 2012.
Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art
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