The eccentric Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama’s intriguing art installation “Two Fascinating Mirror Room Installations” at the David Zwirner gallery in New York tussles with a tough concept that most of us have a difficult time wrapping our heads around – infinity. Her “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” installation features infinity rooms that let visitors take a step into an enchanting and endless space.
The installation’s mirror room, “Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” is brilliantly simple – it’s a room in which the walls, the floor, and the ceiling are mirrors. This seemingly infinite space is populated by hanging, blinking LEDs, which make space seem like a galaxy or a nebula. The fascinating experience it offers has made it very popular, generating long lines at the Zwirner gallery and tons of trippy, cosmic selfies on Flickr.
Kusama is a wildly creative and imaginative artist, so it’s no surprise that her work is so popular. She’s created a wide array of great creative installations, including one where visitors and their children were tasked with covering a white room with polka dots. However, mirrored rooms seem to be a recurring favorite, as she has been installing them in various galleries (always with different disorienting interior decorations) since the 90s.
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