Last weekend, Ben and I were lucky enough to check out Yayoi Kusama‘s exihibit Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn Museum with a few friends. You need timed passes to check out the show but even with timed passes, we waited an hour outside past our time slot AND each infinity room inside was about a 40 minute wait. Granted, we went on the first opening weekend but you should expect lines if you’re planning your visit!
There are 6 “rooms” for you to view and two peek through rooms you don’t actually step into but just peer through. For the rooms you actually go into, you have about 20-40 seconds timed by a museum employee. These include the pink love room, the red room in the promos, 2 lighted rooms, and the pumpkin room. The pumpkin room was not open for use because some idiot took a selfie and it had to be closed for repairs. The last room is the white room with the crazy stickers. Museum goers actually place the stickers on the wall to become part of the exhibit. You have infinite time in this room to experience the obliteration.
Here is a bit about the exhibit form the Hirshhorn:
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017s essential art experiences. Visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number ofpaintings from her most recent series My Eternal Soul that have never been shown in the US. From her radical performances in the 1960s, when she staged underground polka dot “Happenings” on the streets of New York, to her latest Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, the Hirshhorn exhibition will showcase Kusama’s full range of talent for the first time in Washington, DC. Don’t miss this unforgettable sensory journey through the mind and legacy of one of the world’s most popular artists.”
Overall, I really loved the #infinitekusama exhibit and it forced me to question ideal of infinity like love, space and life energy. To learn more, check out Artsy’s page on Yayoi Kusama. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the day!