“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” is currently on display at the Seattle Art Museum. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the expansive 65-year career of one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. SAM visitors are in for a unique experience thanks to a few pieces on loan to the museum from local collectors.
The exhibition is impressive, not only in the sheer volume of work, but the variety of work as well: From the reflective installations to paintings, sculptures, drawings, ephemera and even work from her first international show in 1957, which happened to take place in Seattle. Along with Yayoi Kusama’s work, you will also be able to view archival press, ads, and reviews.
It would be safe to clear out a couple hours of your day to truly enjoy your experience at the exhibition. Be prepared for lines as you wait to enter each infinity room. Per the artist’s request you will have 20-30 seconds in each room, but are welcome to return to view them again. Photography is allowed in all rooms but one, “All the Eternal Love I Have for Pumpkins” (2016) and you can share your photos online with #InfiniteKusama. The “Obliteration Room” is a fun, interactive environment where you will be handed a sticker sheet with colorful dots for you to make your mark on the what was once a pristine white room. Whether you go alone, with a group, or even with children, this is truly an experience that will be enjoyed by all.
While it may be sold out online, a limited number of same-day tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis every day Wednesday through Monday. Be sure to check both their Facebook and Twitter accounts which are updated daily to announce when on site tickets are sold out.
The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors traveling exhibition, organized by Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum, opened on June 30 and is in town until September 10.