Yayoi Kasuma’s Infinity Room Will Be Touring The US
Prepare to see a whole lot Instagrams of it.
Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most remarkable contemporary artists – and now one of her most celebrated works is going on tour.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will be travelling across the US and Canada throughout 2017 and 2018, letting intrigued art-lovers step inside Kusama’s fascinating “infinity room”.
The piece, which was first exhibited at NYC’s David Zwirner Gallery in 2013, tackles the concept of infinity. The room is covered head to toe with mirrors, and features hanging LED lights that blink and change colour, making the space feel like some kind of galaxy or nebula. The trippy experience is – of course – very popular with Instagrammers. And Katy Perry.
Kusama is a truly enigmatic artist. Along with her endearing love of polka-dots, mirrored rooms seem to be a recurring theme for her, having exhibiting them in different forms since the ’90s. Speaking about the piece to Louisiana Channel, Kusama expressed that polka-dots are “mysterious and amazing,” and that the infinity room “gives us the sense of the infinite existence of electronic polka dots.” She’s awesome.
The travelling exhibition will kick off at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington in February 2017, then heading to the Seattle Art Museum and the Broad in Los Angeles later in the year. The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Cleveland Museum of Art will host the piece in 2018.
Expect long lines and a lot of existential questioning.
(Lead image: Susanne Nilsson/Flickr)