Step into a world of infinite reflection and space, as Yayoi Kusama returns to Tate Modern with two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms – the first of which was created for her 2012 retrospective at the gallery. Infinity Mirror Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life is one of Kusama’s largest installations to date, transporting visitors into a constellation of light and the heart of Kusama’s extraordinary vision.
Alongside this endlessly reflecting space, Kusama’s Chandelier of Grief sees a room shimmer with rotating, Venetian-style crystal chandeliers, creating a boundless, breathtakingly beautiful experience. Weaving together a narrative of light and contemplation, these immersive installations are transformative, transcendent – and utterly magical.
Born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Kusama captured the international imagination in 1960s New York. Her creative practice spans sculpture, painting, installation, fashion design and writing – drawing inspiration from surrealism, feminism, pop art and abstract impressionism. Now in her nineties, she continues to work prolifically from her home in Tokyo.
Kusama’s installations are accompanied by an exhibition of photographs and moving images which provide context for these internationally acclaimed pieces. Already sold out until March, the Tate will release additional tickets for the Infinity Mirror Rooms in early 2022.
Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.
18 May 2021 - 2 April 2023