2023 Art To See – Yayoi Kusama, ‘You, Me and the Balloons’

Factory International, ManchesterJune 30 – August 28th London

One of the world’s most loved artists takes us up and away as part of Factory International’s opening summer program.

Yayoi Kusama will open her largest ever immersive environment. The exhibition will celebrate three decades of her inflatable artworks. The psychedelic creations, many over 10 meters tall, include giant dolls, tendrilled landscapes and vast constellations of polka dot spheres.

Yayoi Kusama is bringing her largest-ever immersive environment to Manchester. Conceived especially for the soaring spaces of Factory International, Yayoi Kusama – You, Me and the Balloons celebrates three decades of the pioneering Japanese artist’s inflatable artworks, which are brought together for the first time in this major exhibition. Journey through Kusama’s psychedelic creations – many over 10m tall – including giant dolls, spectacular tendrilled landscapes and a vast constellation of polka-dot spheres.

Kusama is renowned and adored for her surreal world of dots and pumpkins amongst other artistic motifs. Her hallucinatory paintings, sculptures, and immersive environments, such as her Infinity Mirror Rooms, take us beyond ourselves and make us feel part of something greater. Unique in her ability to conjure wonder while also asking bigger questions about human existence, millions of people queue for hours to spend just a minute in Kusama’s cosmos.

Kusama’s career spans eight decades and she is now a global phenomenon. In Yayoi Kusama – You, Me and the Balloons you will experience the vastness of her playful and kaleidoscopic universe.

Be sure to book your tickets early for this one!