The British museum will be presenting two reflective installations by the Japanese artist as part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations.
The forthcoming presentation, entitled “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms,” will offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves into one of the artist’s largest mirror installation to date, “Infinity Mirrored Room-Filled with the Brilliance of Life.”
This infinity room was originally created ahead of Kusama’s 2012 retrospective at Tate Modern, with the museum stating that the Instagram-friendly installation “seeks to visualise life as a ‘brilliant’ experience.”
“Infinity Mirrored Room-Filled with the Brilliance of Life” will be presented alongside “Chandelier of Grief,” in which the viewer’s gaze is directed towards a rotating baroque-style chandelier.
The exhibition will also feature a selection of photographs providing historical context for the global phenomenon that Kusama’s mirror rooms have become since the mid-1960s, some of which will be on view for the first time. In addition to “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms,” Tate Modern will also return Louise Bourgeois’ giant arachnid sculpture “Maman” to its Turbine Hall. The bronze spider was shown in the same location when the museum opened in May 2000.
“Kusama and Bourgeois, for example, not only represent our commitment to great artists with truly international careers, but they also embody art’s journey from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century to the immersive installations being created today,” Tate Modern director Frances Morris said in a statement.
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms” will run concurrently to “KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature” at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. This multisensory presentation will feature works spanning Kusama’s seven-decade career, such as colossal polka-dotted sculptures of flora and her first-ever participatory greenhouse installation “Obliteration Room.”
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The 90-year-old Japanese artist will also debut a new monumental bronze sculpture, “Dancing Pumpkin,” in the institution’s 250 acres, where viewers will be able to engage with the artwork from multiple angles. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms” will be on view from May 11 through May 9, 2021, with tickets going on sale on March 2.
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