The Tate Modern London has surprised art admirers and gave visitors exactly what they wanted: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms! The immersive art installations offer a sight into the Japanese artist’s unique universe of endless reflections, psychedelic colors, and dots patterns. Curious? Take a first look at Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerizing infinity mirror rooms!
A few years ago, Tate did an exhibition of Kusama’s art, featuring paintings, and pumpkins, but the visitors were expecting more: they wanted to experience the famous infinity rooms! This Spring, they will have a rare chance to achieve this dream, as Tate presents not one, but two unique infinity mirror rooms by the famous artist, Yayoi Kusama!
Titled ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled With The Brilliance Of Life’, the first room in the art exhibition takes shape as a mirrored walkway and standouts as one of Yayoi Kusama’s most extensive art installations. The second is called ‘Chandelier Of Grief’, and creates the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating chandeliers.
The two future art installations at Tate Modern show important elements from Yayoi Kusama’s art legacy, as repetition, infinity, psychedelic colors, and patterns. The artist has the ability to break boundaries between subject and object, and has proved it once again!
Her anxiety and hallucinatory episodes are the biggest influence on her artworks that often came in the form of nets or spots, exposing her perception of endless space, as well as her famous polka dots.
Once inside the ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled With The Brilliance Of Life’, the public faces a series of reflective surfaces that fill the walls and ceiling, while at the same time, a shallow pool covers the walkway. To provide the feeling of being in an apparently infinite space, small, round LED lights in multiple colors hang from above, reflected by the mirrors and the water.
In the meantime, ‘Chandelier Of Grief’ is first confronted in the gallery setting as a white hexagonal structure, measuring nearly four meters high. The viewer steps inside a mirrored scene in which a sole light source is a baroque-style chandelier hanging above head-height from the ceiling of the structure. This chandelier intends to create a destabilizing yet mesmerizing effect. Aside from the two infinity mirror rooms, Tate presents films and photographs that give historical context for the phenomenon that Yayoi Kusama’s mirrored rooms have become today.
This coming art exhibition at Tate with Yayoi Kumana’s Infinity Mirror Rooms is already sold out, but more tickets go on sale in September!