28 December 2018

Awkward Outings: Yayoi Kusama x Infinity Mirrors

I had a chance to go visit the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit a few days ago at the High Museum of Art. It was definitely an experience to say the least. One things for sure, I'm glad I purchased my tickets in advance because this is a very popular exhibit. It will be on display from now until February 17th. Although advanced tickets are sold out, the museum does sell 100 daily walk up tickets but you've gotta get there early! We were told people line up as early as 4am and the last tickets are usually accounted for by 6am.

I enjoyed the entire experience and I must say that I was impressed at how organized the museum was in terms of handling such a high demand exhibit. I came with the expectation of there being long lines and wait times to view each room but to my surprise I was able to breeze right through every room and even double back to a few. My tickets were for the first time slot of the day which was 10am and I did go on a week day so I think that may have contributed to virtually no wait times.

The entire exhibit was on one floor and the infinity rooms were way smaller than I imagined but I guess that's kind of the concept. You're only allowed about 30 seconds for most rooms and 20 seconds for others, which seems incredibly short but makes sense in terms of accommodating the hundreds of daily visitors. Luckily I experienced no lines and was able to walk right in most rooms. You have to go into the rooms as a group of three so keep in mind that you may or may not be able to go in with who you came with.

There are a total of seven infinity rooms. The only room we weren't allowed to photograph (because of the delicate and breakable nature of the art) was "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins". The room was filled with bright yellow dotted pumpkins in various sizes. Don't even think about sneaking a pic because you're asked to leave your belongings outside the room and accompanied by a staff member lol truly one of those "live in the moment" type of experiences.

Infinity Mirrored Room
"The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Phalli's Field"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Love Transformed into Dots"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"Love Forever"

Infinity Mirrored Room
"The Obliteration Room"

Although the infinity rooms are the focal point of this exhibit, there is also plenty other breathtaking art pieces by Yayoi Kusama to check out. There's a ton of 3D art, colorful patterns and whimsical shapes.


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