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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

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World-renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has worked in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation and is renowned for her kaleidoscopic spaces filled with multicolored lights or whimsical forms. This book accompanies the first exhibition to explore the evolution of the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective installations over more than five decades.

This richly illustrated book explores her milestone installation Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (1965/2016), in which she displayed a dense field of hundreds of red-spotted phallic tubers in a room lined with mirrors; her Love Forever (1966/1995) mirror room and her Dots Obsession—Love Transformed into Dots (2009), a multimedia installation with a domed mirror room surrounded by multiple inflatables suspended from the ceiling.

The catalogue takes an unprecedented interdisciplinary approach to her work and includes an illustrated chronology based on new archival material. The contributing authors introduce new research that sheds light on this pioneering contemporary artist, including an introduction by Yoshitake, essays by Gloria Sutton and Alexander Dumbadze and an interview with Kusama conducted by Chiu.

  • Author: Mika Yoshitake, Associate Curator Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Date published: February 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355948
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 22.0 cm