When you step inside Yayoi Kusama’s ethereal and surreal immersive installations at Tate Modern in London, you are transported to a different world – a place in the mind of this contemporary artist in all its glittering finery.
This is a rare chance to see this popular artist’s Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life and Chandelier of Grief, creating the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers.
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Those lucky enough to secure a ticket to this event can take their time immersing themselves in these starry infinities and will want to pop in and out of them since their hallucinogenic qualities beckon solitary reflection in the most dynamic ways.
You will see images of the artist throughout her life – as a child in 1930s Japan to her activist years in New York. The work is not only exquisite, but raw and full of truth and it may elicit both feelings of euphoria, but also of uneasiness.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster,” Kasuma says. “And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Thinking about eternity
Kasuma wants you to contemplate infinity – no matter how you conceptualize it. Doing so, she says, will help you to realize your capabilities as well as your limitations and become more thoughtful in doing so.
The exhibition’s entrance hall at Tate Modern features the following quotation from the artist: “It would be futile and meaningless to focus on the shrinking time-frame before me, or to think of my limitations. I shall never stop striving to make works that will shine after my death.”