Along with the Infinity Mirrors of Yayoi Kusama, the Hirshhorn Museum will showcase a selection of less known collages, paintings and drawings made after 1973.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is showcasing the first institutional exhibition that explores the evolution of Yayoi Kusama, with some of the best known immersive and multireflective installations that she created over more than five decades.
“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” addresses the phenomenological impact of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms in relation to her career as a whole, and it presents six of her most iconic kaleidoscopic environments alongside two large-scale installations. A selection of more than 60 paintings, sculptures and works on paper are also on view, showcasing many of Kusama’s lesser-known collages, made after her return to Japan in 1973. The exhibition traces the artist’s trajectory from her early surrealist works on paper, Infinity Net paintings and Accumulation assemblages to recent paintings and soft sculptures, highlighting recurring themes of nature and fantasy, utopia and dystopia, unity and isolation, obsession and detachment, and life and death.