Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Gagosian Gallery 24th Street

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To celebrate Yayoi Kusama's eightieth year, Gagosian Gallery presents two major interrelated exhibitions of her recent work in New York and Los Angeles. The exhibitions will overlap to provide a bi-coastal overview of the renowned doyenne of the international art world.

For this two-part exhibition, which has been several years in the making, Kusama has conceived some astonishing new works, such as Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity (2009), a mesmerizing "infinity room" that operates on a system of simple yet ingenious optical devices. In a dark void, a delicate, shimmering mirage unfolds around the viewer, a myriad of gleaming lights that reproduce and reflect endlessly upon each other in golden silence. Titles of recent figurative paintings, in which worms, eyes, and other more indeterminate biomorphic forms abound, reflect a preoccupation with mortality, as well as with enlightenment, solitude, nothingness, and the mysteries of the physical and metaphysical universe. And, among all these spirited emanations, the sublime Infinity Net paintings -- from austere achromes to vibrant psychedelic contrasts -- continue to depicting the undepictable in a steady, insistent pulse.



from April 16, 2009 to June 27, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-04-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yayoi Kusama

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    perke: (2009-05-05 at 16:05)

    technobacon: (2009-06-14 at 00:06)

    This is some great stuff. Some of it will make your eyes hurt, but in a good way. And that "infinity room?" So simple, but amazing no one has ever thought of it before.

    Just go.

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