Visit Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

Since we may not be able to get to Washington, D.C’s Hirshhorn Museum to see Yayoi Kusama’s six Infinity Room installations in person, we were happy that NPR made a short video of them, to give us a glimpse of infinity. (Video link here.)

Kusama, who lived for over forty years in a mental hospital making art daily, has called her work “art-medicine”, a way of managing the anxiety and fear she feels by losing herself in the work, that is, “self-obliteration”.

According to the Hirshhorn:

For Kusama, obliteration is a reflection on the experience of death and the potential of the afterlife… The room makes ‘you feel as if you’re a speck in amongst something greater’.

 

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009.

 

 

via The Kid’s Should See This via NPR; gif by Maia Stern/NPR

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