While Yayoi Kusama’s career has been extensively documented, the narrative arc of her Infinity Mirror Rooms is a story that remains to be told. Join Hirshhorn curator Mika Yoshitake for a talk highlighting Kusama’s unique world of self-obliteration from a strategy of radical connectivity and political liberation during the Vietnam War to a shared condition of social harmony in the present. Yoshitake will shed light on the importance of the artist as a pioneer of early kinetic, participatory, and performance art practices while offering insight into how the Infinity Mirror Rooms allow us to reassess the artist's practice through a new critical understanding of our tactile relation to objects and the immateriality of virtual space.
This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.
IMAGE: Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, wood, mirror, plastic, acrylic, LED, Courtesy Ota Fine Arts Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London, pending joint acquisition of The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund, © Yayoi Kusama