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Kusama Yayoi exhibition, final day

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Since we’ve done practically everything that there is to do in Singapore, it was an awesome opportunity to go out and see our first exhibition at the newly-opened National Gallery Singapore, which is in the converted City Hall & Supreme Court buildings in the heart of the downtown. It’s a great location, and we were there to see the last day of the Kusama Yayoi exhibition.

The exhibition was amazing, but so was the building, and we had a lot of fun exploring. The four rooms of the exhibition were all very big, but there was a separate queue to enter each of them, and in three of the rooms there were separate queues for the infinity boxes/infinity room!! But all of the queues moved fairly fast, and there were no incidents (although some of the queueing areas are pretty narrow – not quite a top experience.

Afterwards we went off to have a beer at Tap, then to buy some sushi for dinner. Long weekend over, but almost completely satisfied!!

Here are some pictures of our wonderful day!!

With Zen at the start of our voyage, actually the “traffic mirror” installation in Room B.
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I believe this one was called “Marilyn Monroe”, whoever that is… 
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Time in the Infinity Room… 12 seconds!!
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Room C was full or large marker drawings, and an infinity box that you look into.
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This is what the inside of the infinity box looked like – people were poking their heads in from holes on the three sides of the triangular box.
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Infinity… box!!
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Infinity… box!!
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Zen enjoyed this painting, so I took a picture of him in front of it… 
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An angle of the marker drawing room.
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This Tulip Room made us feel so happy!!
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Naoko got a chunk of Zen!!
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Tulip power!!
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Tulip power = happiness!!
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These Christmas trees looked like they were made of aloe, or bananas, or sweet potatoes… or something!!
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I love this painting, not sure what it was that I dug so much but it was very cool!!
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After rooms B and C came Room… F! Mirrored balls!!
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A room of mirrored balls!!
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We hit Room A last. Interesting drawing!!
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Contemplating art…
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…up close!!
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This looks like entrails, but it has something to do with nerves, actually… 
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I loved this picture – here’s the close-up… 
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…and here’s what it looked like as a whole. I like how the people admiring the blue painting are also dressed in blue!
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Wow, what an effect!!
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The whole painting!!
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Not an infinity room, but a room installation with an infinity box. This one was mirrored outside as well as inside, so those are our reflections in the box.
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Our reflections in the mirrored outer walls of the infinity box. I called this place “the Yellow Lodge”. 
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That little square in the mirrored outer wall of the infinity box is the portal to look into the infinity box itself.
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The inside of the infinity box. Endless golden pumpkins!!
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Naoko stepping off of the pumpkin portal. I missed having a picture of her face in it by one second!!
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That was fuuu-un!!
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Help us, we’re trapped in the Yellow Lodge!
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Peter with silver pumpkin.
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Naoko with golden pumpkin!
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Golden & silver pumpkin!!
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The roof of the National Gallery Singapore!! That’s the new Supreme Court off to the right.
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The roof of the National Gallery Singapore!! 
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The roof of the National Gallery Singapore!! 
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The roof of the National Gallery Singapore!! 
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The old dome is now under a roof!!
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Exhibition flags.
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Hooray for us!!
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Hooray for Kusama Yayoi, hooray for Naoko too!!
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