Yayoi Kusama
Infinity Mirrors
2017 - 2018
North American traveling exhibition

The major traveling exhibition Infinity Mirrors will be the first institutional survey to explore the evolution of Yayoi Kusama's immersive infinity rooms. The tour begins February 23, 2017 at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. It will travel throughout the United States and Canada through 2018. Infinity Mirrors includes an unprecedented 6 infinity rooms, as well as installations, sculpture, and large-scale paintings, many of which will be making their United States debut.

The exhibition will travel to the Seattle Art Museum (June 30 to September 10, 2017), The Broad in Los Angeles (October 2017 to January 2018), the Art Gallery of Ontario (March to May 2018) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (July to October 2018).

Read the exhibition announcement in the New York Times.

Pictured above: Yayoi Kusama in Phallis Field, 1965

Narcissus Garden
2016
Sculptural installation at the historic landmark Philip Johnson Glass House
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Philip Johnson Glass House, Connecticut (2016)
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Philip Johnson Glass House, Connecticut (2016)
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Philip Johnson Glass House, Connecticut (2016)
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Philip Johnson Glass House, Connecticut (2016)
Installation view of Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Philip Johnson Glass House, Connecticut (2016)

The Philip Johnson Glass House presented a unique installation of Kusama's Narcissus Garden on its grounds in New Canaan, Connecticut. First exhibited at the 1966 Venice Biennale, the work is created from thousands of mirrored steel spheres that, in this iteration, floated on the surface of the Glass House pond, moving with the wind and water's currents. A pumpkin sculpture was also installed on the grounds of the historic landmark site.

The exhibition was organized by Irene Shum, Curator and Collections Manager at the Glass House, to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson's birth and the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public.

During September 2016, the special installation Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope was also on view. The Glass House itself was covered in red dots, transforming the structure into a signature Kusama infinity room.

Irene Shum spoke with The New York Times about the installation. Read more in Vogue and Co.Design.

The Most Popular Artist in the World
2015
Installation view of Infinite Obsession at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Fundación Costantini (2013)
Installation view of Infinite Obsession at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Fundación Costantini (2013)
Installation view of Infinite Obsession at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Fundación Costantini (2013)
Visitors lining up to see the exhibition on its final day

Kusama was named the world's most popular artist in 2015 by various news outlets, based on annual figures reported by The Art Newspaper for global museum attendance. Over 2 million people visited her retrospective Infinite Obsession, which traveled throughout South and Central America.