Yayoi Kusama, Shine of Life, 2019. Kistefos. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Photo: Einar Aslaksen

Shine of Life - Yayoi Kusama

It virtually grows out of the water, a giant red and white-dotted work created by the world-famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The sculpture is named Shine of Life and is the largest sculpture by Kusama in the Nordic countries.

The process of realizing this major site-specific work began in 2012 and is finally materialized on May 26th, 2019.

Kusama is possibly the greatest artist of all in the art world, and we are delighted to present such an enormous sculpture by her for our season opening.

Director Egil Eide

Kusama´s own words about the sculpture:

My eternal soul is now rising up to the universe.
Together with people from all over the world, I want to sing the hymn of humanity for superlative peace and hope for the future.
My prayers for the world to be filled with love and hope is wished upon Shine of Life.
It is my great hope that this thought is conveyed to everyone, through sharing Shine of Life with you.

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