Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, had a breakthrough in 1965 when she used mirrors to transform the intense repetition of her earlier work into a perceptual experience. Since then, the artist has created more than twenty individual, and distinct, infinity mirror rooms. Unsurprisingly, these works of art have become popular with tourists, celebs and individuals looking for the perfect shot for Instagram.
Her latest travelling exhibition – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors – premiered at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where it had an insane demand for tickets and resulted in incredibly long lines and people rushing to take selfies in the 20-30 seconds they had in each room.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will include six rooms as well as over 60 paintings, sculpture and works from the 87-year-old.
Now, it is The Broad museum’s turn to host the exhibition.
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” is coming to The Broad from October 21 through January 1. Timed tickets will be released September 1 at noon PT. We expect tickets to book quickly – possibly within hours! Tickets will also include access to the third-floor galleries. The exhibition will feature Yayoi Kusama’s, The Obliteration Room, 2002 to present, as well as five additional Infinity Mirror Rooms and a selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. #InfiniteKusama
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” is coming to The Broad from October 21 through January 1. Timed tickets will be released September 1 at noon PT. We expect tickets to book quickly – possibly within hours! Tickets will also include access to the third-floor galleries. The exhibition will feature Yayoi Kusama’s, The Obliteration Room, 2002 to present, as well as five additional Infinity Mirror Rooms and a selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. #infinitekusama
Just announced! Coming to The Broad in fall 2017, #YayoiKusama: Infinity Mirrors—the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Rooms. The exhibition will embark on the most significant North American tour of Kusama’s work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles in October 2017. Organized by the @Hirshhorn, the exhibition will travel to @seattleartmuseum, @agotoronto, and @ClevelandMuseumofArt! Read the full press release by tapping the link in our profile. ✨ #InfiniteKusama
The museums current ‘infinity mirrored room’ will remain on view for free through September 30, after that it will become part of the paid exhibition. Once the exhibition is over the ‘infinity mirrored room’ will once again be included in the free admission.
After all, this addition to the museum would be sorely missed by the hoards of tourists and instagrammer eager for the perfect infinity mirrored room shot.
Night time, my time. Find me at The Broad again on Saturday night. Come dance. 🌑 ————— @SkyFerreira takes over The Broad’s Instagram today. She is a musician, songwriter, and actress — starring in David Lynch’s #TwinPeaks reboot. Catch her dj’ing The Broad’s Summer Happening this Saturday, July 30. More info and tickets by tapping the link in our profile. #BroadHappenings
Last week, Adele was filmed performing her song “When We Were Young” in the immersive artwork by artist Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room” at The Broad. The resulting film was featured spectacularly at her performance at the BRIT Awards 2016. Hear why she chose this artwork and the role museums have played in her life by watching the video linked in our bio. [Video by @ladowntowner + @freight_house] [#Regram via @Adele]
#YayoiKusama has made the concept of infinity physical through sculpture, painting, and installation. The Broad collection’s “Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” is a room-sized work of mirrors and twinkling LED lights that appears to expand forever, mimicking the depth of the cosmos. ⭐️ [#Regram via @kourtneykardash]
Tickets for the exhibitions run in L.A go on sale Friday, September 1 at noon (L.A time). If you miss out, maybe plan your trip to L.A post-exhibition and reserve your visit to The Broad so you can at least visit the celeb-loved, instagram-worthy infinity mirrored room.
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