Retrospectives: Modern Art's Space Odysseys


Dots Obsession, Yayoi Kusama, 1996

2012: Yayoi Kusama
Octogenarian conceptual artist whose installations play with viewers' experiences of physical space is fêted with a career retrospective at the Whitney after spending decades in a mental hospital in Tokyo, her base of operations since 1977.


Space That Sees, James Turrell, 1992

2013: James Turrell
Sexagenarian conceptual artist whose installations play with viewers' experiences of physical space will be fêted with a career retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, after spending decades in a volcanic crater in Arizona, which he's been transforming into a massive piece of land art since 1979.