Works from Yayoi Kusama’s My Eternal Soul series, on view in the installation Infinity Mirrors
at the Hirshhorn Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)
WASHINGTON, DC — For the next 14 weeks, the second-floor galleries of the Hirshhorn Museum will feature designated queue areas, with corralled crowds filling spaces usually home to sculptures, pedestals, and benches. As you may have gleaned from Instagram, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, a major retrospective of the Japanese artist, has come to town, and it centers on Kusama’s most popular but least accessible constructions: her immersive mirror rooms, filled with everything from soft, spotted phallic tubers (“Phalli’s Field”) to plump, polka-dotted pumpkins (“Infinity Mirrored Room — All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins”) that all appear to extend infinitely into distant darkness.
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