Friday, January 16, 2015


The Kusama Yayoi exhibition at Museo Tamayo ends this weekend. It has been a sensation: the most visited exhibition in the Museum's 30+ year history. The queues stretch hundreds of metres; people camp overnight; it is beyond 'trending' on Twitter; it has become the background for selfies.
It's funny how some - a very few - exhibitions progress from being simply successful, satisfying the usual crowd... to mega-hits, through clever marketing  word of mouth and, these days, social media buzz.
But I don't really get this one. Kusama does dots. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of dots. Some other things too. But mainly dots. It has prompted a similarly dotty response.

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