Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, now in her mid-80s, is showing her latest installations at David Zwirner Gallery. The full exhibition, called I Who Have Arrived In Heaven, spans the gallery's three consecutive locations and features, along with these installations, 27 new large-scale paintings. The exhibition will be showing from now till December 21, 2013.
In Infinity Mirrored Room, hundreds of multicolored LED lights, suspended at different heights and dangling from floor to ceiling, transform a room into what feels like eternity. The cube-shaped, mirror-paneled room has a shallow reflecting pool as its floor and the lights flicker on and off in a strobe-like effect. Though similar to the ones Kusama has shown previously - Infinity Mirror Room at the Tate Modern and Fireflies on the Water at the Whitney Museum of Art - this one was made especially for this exhibition.
In Love is Calling, a darkened, mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. Not only is this a visual experience, it's an auditory one, too. A sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously.
Wish I could be in New York for this...<3