"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" at The Broad

Six Infinity Rooms will be on view Oct. 21, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

“Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” by Yayoi Kusama
“Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” by Yayoi Kusama | Photo courtesy of Kusama.Yayoi

One of the most popular artworks on view at The Broad museum in Downtown L.A., Yayoi Kusama’s installation Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away is a mirror-lined chamber populated with a dazzling and seemingly vast array of LED lights, creating a sense of limitless space.

The Broad’s first visiting special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will offer visitors the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s iconic Infinity Rooms alongside large-scale installations, key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition, which contextualizes the foundational role the concept of infinity has played in the artist’s work over many decades and through diverse media.

Yayoi Kusama, "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins," 2016
Yayoi Kusama, "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins," 2016. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama

The exhibition also marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly colored paintings and the recently realized Infinity Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, featuring dozens of her signature bright yellow, dotted pumpkins.

Yayoi Kusama, "Love Forever"
Yayoi Kusama, "Love Forever" | Instagram by @phaidonsnaps

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will be on view at The Broad from Oct. 21, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018. The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away will temporarily transition to be included in the special exhibition throughout its run. After the exhibition closes, the Infinity Mirrored Room will once again be accessible to free general admission ticketholders.

Yayoi Kusama, "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity," 2009
Yayoi Kusama, "Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity," 2009. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama

“Our Infinity Mirrored Room has become a cultural phenomenon and many of our visitors are extremely passionate about Kusama’s work,” said Joanne Heyler, founding director of The Broad. “The timing is right for an exhibition that contextualizes the Infinity Rooms and brings Kusama’s contributions to 20th and 21st century art into deeper focus. We are thrilled to present this unprecedented special exhibition at The Broad that engages seven decades of work by a phenomenal artist.”

As a paid special exhibition at The Broad, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will include access to the rest of the museum. Tickets for the full run of the show will be released at noon PT on Friday, Sept. 1.

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