Article & Photos by: Dawn Austin
Tickets were very hard to obtain for this exhibit with over 100, 000 tickets purchased so far and each new block of 10,000 has 60,000 trying to purchase them. This showing was the only Canadian destination, which runs from March 3 to May 27, 2018.
Yayoi still creates her artwork in her Tokyo studio at the age of 88. Her latest work from 2009-to present features bright colours and polka dots on canvas and paired with her sculptures. She has called that collection My Eternal Soul.
Infinity Mirror displays “Phalli’s Field” red and white polka dots to infinity, “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity” (Gold and Black), Dots Obsession- Love Transformed into Dots (Pink and white Balls), Love Forever, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (Multicolours) and the All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins. The Obliteration Room is an all-white interactive room, with each person provided with a sheet of polka dots and instructed to place all of them on any surface they wish to.