Exhibit of the week: Yayoi Kusama's ‘I Who Have Arrived in Heaven’
Techno eco systems
Yayoi Kusama's 'I Who Have Arrived in Heaven' is a new exhibition at the David Zwimer gallery in New York. Featuring 27 paintings, a video installation and two 'infinity rooms'- two mirrored rooms that appear to go beyond eternity – the show has become a viral wonder.
Fully immersive environments were created at the gallery; one room covered in mirrored surfaces and twinkling lights and the other room filled with giant, spotted, tentacle-like sculptures and bright neon lights - all with Kusama's voice on loop filtered in these techno eco systems.
The Infinity Mirrored Rooms are named, 'The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away' and 'Love is Calling', and were a showstopper with queues of Instagram selfie-taking crowds anxiously waiting to take pictures with such amazing backdrops.
"We had lines at the opening," said Anita Ragusa, the manager of the gallery. "Once it hit social media, and people told their friends about it, everyone wanted to make sure to see it." 2,500 people have walked through every day since the opening in November to experience this Japanese artist's world.
The exhibition also houses a total of 27 paintings. Kusama traditionally paints using microscopic dots and repeated patterns to create these large and very vibrant masterpieces.
The show is open to the public at the David Zwirner gallery in New York until December 12