Famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her Instagram-ready light art installations will hit up art museums in the U.S. and Canada next year. The 87-year-old eccentric is known for using light, mirrors and vibrant colors where the viewers become part of the art.
Although, she’s been creating rooms and exhibits for 60 years, it was her 2013 New York show at David Zwirner Gallery, Infinity Mirrored Room, where she entered the social media age. It seemed that half of my Facebook/Instagram feed was of my friends taking selfies during the exhibit. The other half is my friends at Tough Mudder.
I had seen something similar to Yayoi Kusama use of light, mirrors and lasers in 2000, but can’t recall if it was her or somebody similar. In any event, it’s damn trippy, hypnotic and freaky. All you need is some EDM music and you can die a happy person.
The Kasama tour will featured six of her rooms alongside paintings and sculptures. The tour starts at the The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. You’ll need timed tickets for the exhibit, which runs next year from February 23 through May 14th.
From there, it will travel to these cities and museums:
- Seattle Art Museum — June 30–September 10
- The Broad Los Angeles — October 2017–January 2018
- AGO: Art Gallery of Ontario — March–May 2018
- Cleveland Museum of Art — July–October 2018