Yayoi Kusama Launches New Outdoor Exhibition in Qatar

In conjunction with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kickoff, the grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Qatar have been transformed into an expansive outdoor exhibition dubbed My Soul Blooms Forever featuring artwork from the renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Said to explore the artist’s fascination with the natural world, several large-scale sculptures have been installed outside, appearing in the region for the first time.

“The grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art have become a favorite outdoor gathering place in Doha, marked by an array of public artworks that range from playful to iconic. With these new installations by Yayoi Kusama — one of the world’s most visionary artists — MIA Park has been magically transformed for the people we are welcoming from around the world for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” says Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums.

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