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Entering Infinity

After moving to America alone in her 20s, Yayoi Kusama promised herself that one day, she’d “conquer New York, and make my name in the world with my passion for the arts and mountains of creative energy stored inside myself.” So began her journey into the contemporary art world in the 60s, in which she led orgies for hippies to paint polka dots all over themselves and befriended artists such as Andy Warhol. This exhibit is entitled the “Infinity Mirror Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life”, and is comprised of multiple mirrors and countless, tiny LED lights. They shift and change in both color and size, thus “suspending the viewer in space”, as Vogue put it. The room captivates and confounds visitors, making them lose their sense/understanding of time and spacial limitations, creating an ephemeral glimpse into an incredible infinity. Stunning photos and video of the exhibit are below, and also be sure to watch the interview detailing her childhood and journey throughout America and Japan, as well as her choice to live in a mental institution for the last 30 years.

Damien Hirst wrote a book on Kusama in addition to her autobiography. Also check out Kusama’s website.

Pictures via here, here, here, and here.


Famous Magazines, First Covers

Vogue 1892Time 1923

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