Jan 29, 2019

Picture of the Day: The Infinity Mirror Room

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Photograph by Maris Hutchinson


Currently on display at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City is Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama’s, ‘infinity mirror room’. At 113 x 163 3/8 x 168 1/8 inches (287 x 415 x 427 cm), the cube-shaped, mirror-panelled room features a shallow reflecting pool as its floor and hundreds of multicoloured LED lights suspended at varying heights from the ceiling. They flicker on and off in a strobe-like effect, producing an intense illumination of the space and a repetitive pattern of reflections.

Kusama, whose career spans six decades, was born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan. The infinity mirror room is part of her latest exhibition I Who Have Arrived in Heaven which also features 27 large-scale paintings, a video installation and second infinity mirror room casually known as the ‘tentacle room’.

The David Zwirner Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. The exhibit will be on display until December 21, 2013. Those thinking of attending should expect long lines.




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art · illusion · installation · light · PICTURE OF THE DAY · reflection

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