November 9–December 14, 2019
David Zwirner is pleased to present new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and a new Infinity Mirror Room.
The Japanese artist behind the massively popular and Instagrammable infinity mirror room, Yayoi Kusama, will return in November for a major solo exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery.
On Tuesday, the gallery announced her return in an Instagram post saying: “A solo exhibition featuring the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, sensational #YayoiKusama returns November 2019 to David Zwirner New York.”
Not much else has been revealed about the exhibit, except that it will feature paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and yes, a new infinity mirror room. If we know anything about Kusama, it will be big, bold, and draw long lines.
Kusama, 90, who has her own museum in Tokyo, is well known for her colorful, larger-than-life creations, which have been shown in galleries around the world since the 1950s.
In that exhibit, two rooms inside the gallery were equipped with mirrors and lights that created the appearance of infinity. The first room contained mirrored stainless steel balls, which sat on the floor and hung from the ceiling, and the second room invited guests to look through peepholes, where small color-changing light bulbs created a hexagonal pattern that seemingly continued on forever in kaleidoscopic fashion.
In another room, visitors came across Kusama’s “With all my Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever,” which was a space completely covered in polka dots, featuring oversized potted and polka-dotted tulips.