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Exhibition Review


In full bloom:

Kusama, Araki and Dumb Type

Natalie King

YAYOI KUSAMA, Narcissus Garden, 1966-98, 1500 plastic balls, courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Photograph Norihiro Ueno.

Two astonishing survey exhibitions of work by Japan's renowned artists Yayoi Kusama and Nobuyoshi Araki filled the vast spaces of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) in late May 1999. MOT is considered 'The palace of contemporary art since March 1995',1 and its exhibition program is thoroughly researched and dynamic, reflecting and reassessing contemporary practice. With more than 7000 square metres…

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