Explore new work by world-famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the David Zwirner gallery on 537 West 20th Street in Chelsea. The exhibition features new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of a new infinity room.
One of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Kusama occupies a unique position within recent art history. Since her early assimilation of pop art and minimalism in the 1960s, she has created a highly personal oeuvre that resonates with a global audience. Distinctly recognizable, her works frequently deploy repetitive elements—such as dots—to evoke both microscopic and macroscopic universes.
The gallery debuts Infinity Mirrored Room - Dancing Lights That Flew Up to the Universe 2019, which offers an immersive and poetic experience of endless space. The continuous mirroring of the flickering lights ultimately underscores Kusama’s determination throughout her art to convey an “eternal unlimited universe and the eternity of interrelationships.”
The exhibition also introduces new paintings in the artist’s iconic My Eternal Soul series. Created in a more intimate format on view for the first time in the United States, these works are singular explorations of line and form. Minutely detailed, yet with bold explorations of color, they are at once abstract and figurative. Framed by the paintings and addressing a similar dialectic is a large, new floor-based constellation composed of almost a hundred different stainless-steel elements. Viewers navigate an all-encompassing environment of organic-looking, cloud-like forms whose reflections envelop its audience and reinforce an impression of perpetuity and infinity.
The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public until December 14th, 2019. No tickets are required—the show is first come, first entry. It is extremely popular. The average wait time is usually more than 2 hours to enter into the exhibition.
More info: davidzwirner.com