Yayoi Kusama is staging another showat David Zwirner, and it’s bound to be a blockbuster. The Japanese artist has become a worldwide sensation on the strength of her signature polka dots and Infinity Mirror Rooms, Instagram-friendly works that inspire insane levels of FOMO. At Kusama’s last show with the gallery, in 2017, 75,000 visitors showed up, a number more in line with museum exhibitions than gallery shows. Guests waited in lines for up to six hours for a chanceto spend just 60 seconds inside INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM: LET’SSURVIVE FOREVER, an echo chamber of mirrored surfaces in which—no joke—Kusama installed a peephole infinity room inside an infinityroom, with reflective steel orbs strewn about the space.Now, David Zwirner has shared details about the upcoming exhibition, first announced in June. All the work has been made overthe past two years, including new paintings from Kusama’s “MyEternal Soul” series of surreal, colorful, square-shaped canvases, according to ARTnews. The steel orbs will also be back, in an installation reminiscent of Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, first staged at the Venice Biennale backin 1966. Kusama revisited the piece at the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 2016, and in 2018 at Fort Tilden in Queensthrough a project with MoMA PS1. A display of the shiny balls wasalso among the highlights of this year’s Frieze New York, at thebooth of London’s Victoria Miro Gallery.This time around, Kusama has created a new take on the historic piece by creating balls in varying sizes.As always, the top attraction will certainly be the Infinity Room, anew 13-and-a-half foot space filled with LED lights. The piece,titled INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TOTHE UNIVERSE, will be more minimal than previous Infinity Rooms.
“Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love” will be on view at David
Zwirner, 537 West 20th Street, New York, New York, November 9–
December 14, 2020.