This tour focuses on how Yayoi Kusama responded creatively to her time in New York between 1957 and 1973. Exploring the cultural, social and political similarities and differences between her native Japan and USA, learn how Kusama drew upon her lived experience to respond to key moments in American history such as the counterculture youth movement, anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, confrontational fashions and the place of women within a rapidly changing arts scene.
This tour will be given in British Sign Language and is exclusively for Deaf sign language users.
This event is part of the Kusama in America: Access Programme, a durational series of events coinciding with the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition at Tate Modern.
This event is part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives
Tate Modern's entrance is via the Turbine Hall on Holland Street. There are automatic sliding doors and a ramp down to the entrance.
Late arrivals (after 18.00) please enter via the Blavatnik Entrance, off Sumner Street.
There are lifts to every floor. Alternatively you can take the stairs.
- Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.
- A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4.
- Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Ticket desks.
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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.
To help everyone keep at a safe distance we are limiting and managing visitor numbers with tickets. You will be given individual packs or sanitised materials to use at creative workshops. Enhanced cleaning is in place and we’ll ask you to wear a face covering, unless you’re exempt.
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