Yayoi Kusama
Pumpkin chess set 2003
Hand-painted porcelain, leather and timber
Courtesy of the artist and RS&A Ltd, London

26 February – 24 April 2011

"From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists’" Marcel Duchamp

The UQ Art Museum is one of two Australian venues for the travelling exhibition, The Art of Chess from RS&A Ltd, London. The Art of Chess is an ongoing project featuring chess sets designed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists in a celebration of the game of chess and its continued relevance to the creative arts.

The project will intrigue not only chess enthusiasts but also followers of contemporary art. The following artists are included in The Art of Chess: Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Jake and Dinos Chapman (UK), Oliver Clegg (UK), Tracey Emin (UK), Tom Friedman (USA), Paul Fryer (UK), Damien Hirst (UK), Barbara Kruger (USA), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Paul McCarthy (USA), Alistair Mackie (UK), Mathew Ronay (USA), Tunga (Brazil), Gavin Turk (UK), Rachel Whiteread (UK).


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Organised by The University of Queensland Art Museum in association with RS&A Ltd, London