The hypnotically alluring exhibit “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” is coming to the U.S. In 2017. The exhibit will include six visually immersive infinity rooms, over 60 paintings, sculptures, and drawings; spanning seven decades of work from visionary artist Yayoi Kusama. Starting in February at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. the Seattle Art Museum followed by the Broad in Los Angeles.
The vast fields of polka dots, or “infinity nets,” as she called them, were taken directly from her hallucinations.
“In 1977 Kusama checked herself into the Seiwa Hospital for the Mentally Ill where she eventually took up permanent residence. She has been living at the hospital since, by choice. Her studio, where she has continued to produce work since the mid-1970s, is a short distance from the hospital and she is often quoted as saying: “If it were not for art, I would have killed myself a long time ago”