Installations that demonstrate Yayoi Kusama's obsession with polka dots are on show at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, as part of an exhibition that presents six decades of the Japanese artist's work (+ slideshow).
Divided into six themed areas – Sprouts, Infinity, Accumulations, The Priestess of the Polka Dots, Cosmos and Kusama's World – In Infinity brings together everything from the 86-year-old artist's early drawings and sketchbooks, through to her distinctive polka dot installations.
Well known for her use of repetitive spot patterns, Kusama has been the subject of major exhibitions in the US, UK, Taiwan and Mexico, although In Infinity is the first Scandinavian retrospective of her work.
Key pieces on display include Kusama's Infinity Nets paintings – canvases covered in minute dots – and original design objects and costumes created while the artist was running the Kusama Fashion Company in the 1960s.
The artist's Polka Dot Love Room installation, which was first shown in 1967, has been restored and is on display in full for the first time since the 1960s.
Many paintings and sculptures that had previously not been shown outside of Japan are included, as well as a series of sculptural pieces covered in soft white protrusions.
Visitors can also experience Kusama's Mirror Room (Pumpkin) – a polka dot-covered orange and black mirrored installation originally shown at the Venice Biennale in 1993.
The exhibition closes with Kusama's My Eternal Soul series of paintings – an ongoing project.
In Infinity opened on 17 September 2015 and continues until 24 January 2016 at the South Wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, situated on the coast north of Copenhagen.
Earlier this year the museum hosted the third and last of its Architecture, Culture and Identity exhibitions, with a major survey of architecture and design in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2014 Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson filled an entire wing of the building with a landscape of stones, intended to emulate a riverbed.