By Jaina Pallasigui (EBC Las Vegas Bureau)
Eagle News Service
LAS VEGAS, USA (Eagle News) — Yayoi Kusama is known for her artistic vision of perspective. Even people who have never heard of Kusama have been drawn to her immersive artwork that seems to defy the boundaries of light and space.
Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition has been touring the country, leaving a huge impression at each stop. Commencing at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, people have been praising the interactive experience which personifies Kusama’s creative energy.
Tiffany Shahrooz, who visited the exhibit in DC, stated that she enjoyed being able to put stickers on walls, play the piano, and sit on couches in the Obliteration Room.
“You really felt like you were part of the art, which isn’t something that happens too often,” she said.
Art-goers who visited the exhibit in the Seattle, Washington also basked in the sensory overload of the environmental artist.
Demi Garagan, who checked out the exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, did not know what to expect, but was still excited and curious. She admits that the Love Forever Room was a bit hallucinating at first, but enjoyed how the room’s concept represented civil rights in the 1960’s. Garagan said that she loved “how unique artwork such as this, can reflect current issues.”
Come October, the exhibit will be forging through traffic for its residency at The Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The Broad currently features one of Kusama’s Infinity Rooms, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, as part of the Broad Collection. Since the museum opening in 2015, The Broad has welcomed over 1.2 million guests with about one quarter of guests stepping inside the Infinity Room, easily making it the most popular attraction.
Infinity Mirrors will feature six rooms of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments alongside large-scale installations, key paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The exhibition will open October 21, 2017 and run till January 1, 2018.
This early, Los Angelenos are excited for the additional five rooms the exhibit will showcase. Annie Choi, who has been to The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, said that she is “hoping to see innovations” at the upcoming exhibit. She wants “to try and understand what was going on in the artist’s mind” as she hopes to go through the other infinity rooms in October.
With such anticipation and build up from previous stops, the Infinity Room exhibition in Los Angeles is expected to sell out in a matter of hours. Although general admission is free at The Broad, 50,000 advance sale tickets will be available on September 1st for $25 with limited same-day standby tickets available for $30 at the door. Ticket sales will start at noon PST and will be available at thebroad.org. Admission is free for children 12 and under.
If you’re excited for the exhibition, be sure to check back with Eagle Broadcasting Corporation for an upcoming feature on Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms in Los Angeles!
(EBC Las Vegas Bureau/Eagle News Service)