Special Exhibition

Yayoi
Kusama
Infinity Mirrors

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

About

Advance tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors are sold out. Same-day standby tickets are available every day we are open (except Mondays), with the best availability for standby tickets on Tuesdays through Thursdays. For more information, please visit our FAQ 

The Broad’s first visiting special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms. This exhibition will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition.

“The timing is right for an exhibition that contextualizes the Infinity Mirror Rooms and brings Kusama’s contributions to 20th and 21st century art into deeper focus.”
-Joanne Heyler, Founding Director of The Broad
 

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will provide visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s infinity rooms—the artist’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments—alongside large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present, which contextualize the foundational role the concept of infinity has played in the artist’s work over many decades and through diverse media. The traveling exhibition marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. These include large-scale, vibrantly colored paintings and her most recent infinity room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.

“I am deeply interested in trying to understand the relationship between people, society, and nature; and my work is forged from accumulations of these frictions.”

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is organized by Mika Yoshitake, curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  The exhibition is traveling to several major museums in the United States and Canada, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (February 23-May 14, 2017), Seattle Art Museum (June 30-Sept. 10, 2017), The Broad, Los Angeles (October 21, 2017-January 1, 2018), Art Gallery of Ontario (March 3-May 27, 2018), Cleveland Museum of Art (July 9-September 30, 2018) and The High Museum, Atlanta (November 18, 2018-February 17, 2019). 

 

Visit + Tickets

“My desire was to predict and measure the infinity of the unbounded universe, from my own position in it, with dots.”

Ticketing

Advance tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors are sold out. A limited number of same-day standby tickets will be available each day on a first-come, first-served basis each day the museum is open. Standby tickets are $30 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, but still require a ticket. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be resold. You may be asked to show ID. Unauthorized duplication or sale of a ticket may prevent admittance. Re-entry is not allowed. Please see our FAQ below for more information. 

Accessibility

The Broad is committed to making its collections, building, programs, and services accessible to all visitors. Please refer to the accessibility page for general information and visit our FAQ below for information specific to this exhibition. For additional accessibility questions and assistance, email info@thebroad.org.

#infiniteLA

“My idea was to bring out the unknown parts in people by reflecting the mirror of time with my mirror.”

We've teamed up with FLAUNT Magazine for #infiniteLA, a series of videos featuring an array of Los Angeles leaders, including artist Mark BradfordBlack Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, seismologist Dr. Lucy JonesHomeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle and more, discussing the themes explored in theYayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition.

How to Participate

Every week throughout the run of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will post a video that ends with a question for you. Answer the question in the comments, using #infiniteLA, or by posting an image or video on your own Instagram, Twitter or Facebook page (also using the hashtag). Each week, our team will review the entries and select a winner, who will receive a pair of tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors! Responses must be submitted by Friday at 11:59 PT each week in order to be considered. Winners will be announced the following Monday.  

Read the full rules and regulations

Watch the #infiniteLA videos

Chronology

Image credits: Images 1-4 & 7 courtesy and © Yayoi Kusama. Image 5: Yayoi Kusama, installation view of Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli's Field, 1965/2017, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Cathy Carver. Image 6: Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever, 1966/1994, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Wood, mirrors, metal, and lightbulbs. Photo by Cathy Carver. Image 8: © Yayoi Kusama. Image 9:  Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Cathy Carver. Image 10: Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama. Image 11: Courtesy of David Zwirner, NY. © Yayoi Kusama. Image 12: Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama.