Best known for her kaleidoscopic polka dots and immersive installations, Yayoi Kusama is bringing her Infinity Mirror Room to North America for an exhibition tour. Entitled ”Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” the exhibition will kick off at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC in February next year. The exhibit will then travel to the Seattle Art Museum and LA’s the Broad in 2017, followed by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2018.
The upcoming exhibition is dedicated to explore Kusama’s picture-worthy Infinity Mirror Rooms. Visitors can expect to check out six different rooms, and over 60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the legendary Japanese artist. For instance, the exhibit will feature the artist’s 2009 installation titled Dots Obsession—Love Transformed Into Dots, which sees a number of inflated objects dotted with Kusama’s whimsical spots. For those who do not know, Kusama actually suffered from hallucinations which caused her to see repeating patterns when she was a child. In a way, the artist’s grand installations allows others to view things from her extraordinary perspective.
Browse the gallery above to preview a selection of works displayed in ”Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” Launching officially on February 23 next year, you can find out more details about the first instalment of the exhibit at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s website.