A lot has and will be said about Kusama, so I won't bother to try to add anything. I loved the 'infinity net' paintings and much more besides. I was disappointed not to see more of her polychrome sculpture, and I came away with the impression that the show was curated to show her obsession above all else.
I took the opportunity to take a look at the work on the 5th floor. There were many pieces I hadn't seen before (I forget that they change things from time to time) and I enjoyed looking around. I should have bought a ticket to see the Boetti show too.
Finally I went over to see Hanae Utumara's 'Construct: Fountain' Patio Project at WW Gallery. I love the idea that this is part sculpture, part painting, part installation, part intervention, and part performance. The work is there to be open to the effects of the elements, the public, and whatever is metaphorically (if not literally) thrown at it. It was a pleasure to meet Hanae.
It was good to chat with Chiara and Debra about their new premises and the rapidly approaching show, and to hear some of their plans for the future. Exciting times!
The sand sculpture is one of a number on the banks of the Thames, near Tate Modern