Ever since The Broad first opened in 2015, “The Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away” by Yayoi Kusama has been a big draw. People arrive early in the morning in hopes of getting a timed ticket for a solo experience inside the immersive multimedia installation.
Now the Broad is hosting a visiting exhibition, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” The exhibit brings together six of Kusama’s infinity rooms, the most that have ever been shown together. Included is her most recent Room, “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins,” in which the ceiling reflections are as calming and awe-inspiring as the rest of the room. Curated by Mika Yoshitake, curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., this exploration of Kusama’s work includes photography, video, painting and sculpture as well as the Infinity Rooms.
The last room of the exhibit is not a mirrored room. It is set up like a small apartment with lots of kitschy knick knacks. Every single thing is painted white. Each visitor is given a small sheet of various colored dot stickers and allowed to place them as they see fit. There were hardly any dots at the preview, but I imagine by Jan 1st it will look like a Wonder Bread wrapper.
This magical exhibit continues through Jan 1, 2018. All of the advance tickets sold out within hours of being posted on the internet, but there are a limited number of first-come first-serve tickets available, so get out your tent and get ready to camp overnight.
More photos after the break