Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” Exhibit to Open at SAM

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Yayoi Kusama with recent works in Tokyo, 2016 Photo by Tomoaki Makino Courtesy of the artist © Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit will open at Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on June 30. Kusama’s North American tour opened at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington DC to record crowds this spring. After Seattle, the exhibit will travel to Los Angeles, Toronto, Cleveland and Atlanta.

Kusama is one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. In 1965, Kusama began using mirrors to transcend the physical limitations of her own productivity and achieve the repetition that is crucial to her art. Sculptural, architectural and performative, these installations blur the line between artistic disciplines and create a participatory experience by casting the visitor as the subject of the work. The exhibition at SAM includes five immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms: four you walk in to and one you peek into. The exhibition also displays over 60 pieces of Kusama’s earlier works..

The exhibition begins with a members-only preview on June 29 and will run through September 10. Advance tickets are no longer available. However, timed tickets will be available on site for same- day entry on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information can be found here: http://kusama.site. seattleartmuseum.org

Infinity Mirrored Room—All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, Yayoi Kusama, Japanese, b. 1929, wood, mirror, plastic, black glass, LED, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore and Victoria Miro, London, © YAYOI KUSAMA.
Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots, 2007, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Yayoi Kusama, Japanese, b. 1929, mixed media installation, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York, © YAYOI KUSAMA, Photo: Cathy Carver.