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The Broad’s first visiting special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. This exhibition will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition.
“The timing is right for an exhibition that contextualizes the Infinity Mirror Rooms and brings Kusama’s contributions to 20th and 21st century art into deeper focus.”
-Joanne Heyler, Founding Director of The Broad
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will provide visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s infinity rooms—the artist’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments—alongside large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present, which contextualize the foundational role the concept of infinity has played in the artist’s work over many decades and through diverse media. The traveling exhibition 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 her most recent infinity room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.
“I am deeply interested in trying to understand the relationship between people, society, and nature; and my work is forged from accumulations of these frictions.”
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is organized by Mika Yoshitake, curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The exhibition is traveling to several major museums in the United States and Canada, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (February 23-May 14, 2017), Seattle Art Museum (June 30-Sept. 10, 2017), The Broad, Los Angeles (October 21, 2017-January 1, 2018), Art Gallery of Ontario (March 3-May 27, 2018), Cleveland Museum of Art (July 9-September 30, 2018) and The High Museum, Atlanta (November 18, 2018-February 17, 2019).