Hong Kong’s M+ releases admission details for “Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now” in February and March 2023 alongside a special virtual pumpkin AR collaboration with CSL.
Following its first anniversary debut of “Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now,” featuring over 200 works from major collections from museums, private collections, and the renowned artist’s personal collection, M+ opens ticketing details for February and March 2023. In addition, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, has launched a collaboration with local telecom CSL bringing Yayoi Kusama’s works to life through augmented reality (AR).
“We are all thrilled by the unprecedented success of M+’s first year. The museum has become a must-visit cultural landmark for the Hong Kong public, and we are truly grateful to the community for their sincere welcome and strong support. As Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now opens to the public, we will continue to present meticulously curated exhibitions and programmes here in Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture. We look forward to receiving visitors from all over the world in the not-too-distant future,” shared Suhanya Raffel, the Museum Director of M+.
Starting from Thursday, the 12th of January, 2023, mobile users will be able to download the csl. 5G Lens app to experience recreations of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic pumpkins virtually in different locations across the city.
Leveraging Markerless AR, Floor Detection, and Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) technology, to transport the artist’s two iconic large-scale sculptures “Pumpkin (2022)” on display in M+’s Main Hall, the artworks are brought to life in 3D form in real time. Merging art and tech, the immersive project breaks through geographical limitations to bring a new virtual art experience to share Kusama’s philosophy of love and healing.
Spanning five locations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, handpicked to display Kusama’s iconic pumpkins, users of the csl. 5G Lens app can immerse themselves in a new augmented reality inspired by the artist.