Infinity Mirror Rooms from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama

Photo by Cathy Carver
Yayoi Kusama with recent works in Tokyo, 2016. Photo by Tomoaki Makino. Courtesy of the artist © Yayoi Kusama

As one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed artists, Yayoi Kusama’s current exhibition, Infinity Mirrors celebrates the artist’s 65 year career and promises to be one of 2017’s essential art experiences.

Alongside a selection of her other key works, the exhibition will highlight her captivating series of Infinity Rooms, which are ‘a sensory and experiential journey through virtual spaces.’

‘From peep-show-like chambers to multimedia installations, each of Kusama’s kaleidoscopic environments offers the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. The rooms also provide an opportunity to examine the artist’s central themes, such as the celebration of life and its aftermath.’

With a huge back catalogue including traditional art, soft sculptures and installation-based works, her iconic Polka-dot and Pumpkin motifs take center stage in these mirrored, multi-reflective installations.

Kusama’s “Peep Show” or “Endless Love Show,” 1966. Hexagonal mirrored room and electric lights. Installed at Castellane Gallery, New York, 1966.
Yayoi Kusama, “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity,” 2009. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama
Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots 2007, installed 2017
Vinyl balloons, balloon dome with mirror room, peep-in mirror dome, and video projection
Courtesy Victoria Miro, London
Infinity Mirrored Room–The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away 2013
Wood, metal, mirrors, plastic, acrylic, rubber, and LED lighting system
Collection of the artist; The Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Infinity Mirrored Room–Love Forever 1966/1994
Wood, mirrors, metal, and lightbulbs. Collection of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore
Infinity Mirrored Room—All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins 2016
Wood, mirrors, plastic, acrylic, and LEDs. Collection of the artist
Infinity Mirrored Room—All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins 2016
Wood, mirrors, plastic, acrylic, and LEDs. Collection of the artist
Yayoi Kusama, “Pumpkin,” 2016, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Cathy Carver

The exhibitions are only showing in the Canada and the US at this moment. Details are here.

More of her work can be seen here.

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