Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern
Heads up, the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms immersive exhibition at Tate Modern has been extended until the 30th of September 2022.
This is your chance to experience this much sought-after installation, featuring Kusama’s extraordinary vision of endless reflections.
The artist, Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan. She gained international acclaim during the 1960s in New York for her artistic works in painting, sculpture, installation, fashion design and writing.
She has been residing in Tokyo since the 1970s and there, she continues to create impactful masterpieces that are celebrated around the world.
Her latest Tate Modern exhibition will make you feel like stepping into infinite space through two amazing immersive installations.
The first one is called Infinity Mirrored Room — Filled with the Brilliance of Life.
This room features a walkway made of mirrored tiles. The walls and ceiling are also mirrored and the floor surrounding the walkway is covered with a shallow pool of water.
Expect hundreds of multi-coloured LED lights to hang from the ceiling, blink, illuminate the darkened room and reflect different colours endlessly on the mirrored surfaces and water.
Truly a visual treat, this is the largest mirror installation made by Kusama and as the second part of the title suggests, the experience evokes the brilliance of life.
The second one is called Chandelier of Grief. From the outside, the installation appears to be a white, hexagonal pod. But inside, the reflected space goes on forever.
To complete the sensory experience, an ornate chandelier with flickering lights will rotate from the ceiling, wherein a never-ending field of lights will surround you.
Kusama called this work Chandelier of Grief to suggest that beauty and sadness can be experienced at the same time.
Hope to see you there!
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