with Woody van Amen, Michel Cardena, Nol Kroes, Tetsumi Kudo, Lotti van der Gaag, Henk Peeters, Gust Romijn, Hans Spesshardt, Ferdinand Spindel, Celestino Valenti, and Gerard Verdijk
Artwork by Hans Spesshardt
From September 23, 2023 to February 25, 2024, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presents an exhibition devoted to the Dutch years of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. In the period from 1965 to 1970 she exhibited and spent a lot of time in the Netherlands and was part of the vibrant art world there. These are crucial years for the artist, who is now seen worldwide as a superstar and a feminist icon. In the Netherlands of provo, happenings and youth culture, she finds personal and artistic freedom. At the first exhibition in which Kusama participates in the Netherlands, she shows shoes, bags, garments and panels, all covered with countless gold or silver sprayed phallus shapes. It is 1965 and The Hague gallery Orez presents the group exhibition "Facets of contemporary eroticism." This exhibition marks the beginning of the impactful Dutch years of Yayoi Kusama and forms the opening of the exhibition in Schiedam.