Yayoi Kusama Opens New Exhibition of Major Works
Building on the Hirshhorn’s blockbuster 2017 exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, the Museum presents a new exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s five works in their permanent collection—including three significant new acquisitions—affirming the artist’s legacy within the Museum’s collection and art history. Titled One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection, the exhibition is a tribute to the life and practice of this visionary artist.
One with Eternity will showcase the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection of works by Kusama, including two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms—her first and one of her most recent—that create a dazzling sensation of never-ending space. These transcendent rooms will be exhibited alongside an early painting; sculptures, including Pumpkin (2016) and Flowers—Overcoat (1964); and photographs of the artist. This exhibition honors Kusama’s distinctive vision of self-obliteration by exploring its development across media.
Among the additions to the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection is Kusama’s milestone, Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (Floor Show) (1965/2017), the first of the artist’s immersive installations to transform the intense repetition of her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual and participatory experience. The exhibition will also debut one of Kusama’s most recent rooms to Washington, DC, audiences.
Owing to the nature of the artwork, free same-day Timed Passes will be distributed daily at the Museum starting at 9:30 AM throughout the run of the upcoming exhibition. To learn more about the Museum’s Timed Passes, visit the Hirshhorn Museum.
Cover image: Installation view, Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (Floor Show), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1965/2017. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Photo by Cathy Carver. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice