By Margherita Cole on April 7, 2022
Visitor experiencing Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe (2018),” part of the 2022 exhibition One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Matailong Du. Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in. (304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm). Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Purchased jointly by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2020), and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, with funds from the George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange.
Are you a fan of Kusama’s work?
As the most successful living contemporary female artist, there is always a lot of anticipation for Yayoi Kusama‘s next colorful project. After a two-year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, her newest show is now open in Washington, D.C. Entitled One With Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirhshorn Collection, this exciting new exhibition includes two Infinity Mirror rooms (her first as well as her most recent), My Heart is Dancing in the Universe(2018), an early painting, photographs of the Japanese artist, as well as some of her distinctive sculptures.
Yayoi Kusama, Installation view of “Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field,” 1965/2017, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Stuffed cotton, board, and mirrors. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts ©YAYOI KUSAMA (Photo by Cathy Carver)
“Kusama has built her practice around the ideas of celebration and inclusion,” Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu says. “There is no better artist than Kusama and no better reason to welcome visitors back to the Hirshhorn.” The variety of art that is on display at the museum reflects Kusama’s trailblazing career as a young woman living and working in New York City, who was eventually able to break through the male-dominated art world with her avant-garde installations and sculptures. […]