Instagrammers, There Are Now Two Brand New, Never-Before-Selfied Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms In New York
If you missed the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors frenzy at the Broad in Los Angeles, or The Obliteration Room—where visitors were invited to add 750,000 stickers to the walls and seating—at the Hirshhorn Museum earlier this year, the Kusama craze has returned to New York, with two major concurrent exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner's two gallery spaces. Infinity Nets is now on display at the location on the Upper East Side, while Festival of Life governs over Chelsea. Both of the exhibitions provide not just a glimpse into the hallucinatory mindset of Kusama when she created these works, but a real sensory overload.
Over 60 paintings from the ongoing series My Eternal Soul, which Kusama started in 2009, panel a large room, while another installation titled With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever boasts white and red polka-dotted flower sculptures on display for the first time in the United States. Additionally, two Infinity Mirror Rooms make up Yayoi Kusama's Festival of Life at the Chelsea gallery. Once visitors make it through the monumentally long lines that are sure to wind around the block, the caveat of seeing the Festival of Life up close and personal is that viewers aiming to sneak a peek in the Infinity Mirror Rooms will only have about 30 seconds to take a picture (or five). If you want to maximize the number of photos you can take with the minimal amount of time you’ll have, you might want to heed the following tips for taking the perfect selfie that will ignite envy in your followers on Instagram. These might read as obvious or rudimentary to some, but every moment counts.
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