Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing Infinity Mirror Rooms Are Coming To Tate In 2021

Yayoi Kusama's Mind-Blowing Infinity Mirror Rooms Are Coming To Tate In 2021
Chandelier of Grief © Yayoi Kusama

Prepare to be dazzled! In spring 2021, the Tate Modern exhibits two of Yayoi Kusama's trippy Infinity Mirror Rooms.

Two immersive installations by the Toyko-based nonagenarian arrive on Bankside next year, offering a glimpse into Kusama's mini universes, in which ethereal lights seemingly run on into infinity.

Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life. © Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life features hundreds of coloured LEDs, duplicated many thousands of times in a room that's mirrored on the floor, walls and ceiling. The installation returns to the Tate, after appearing at a 2012 retrospective here.

Chandelier of Grief, meanwhile, comprises a 'boundless universe' of spinning baroque chandeliers — pretty haunting stuff.

Yayoi Kusama is known worldwide for her immersive installations. Image: Creative Commons

The exhibition — which will cost non-Tate members £5 to experience — will be accompanied by photographs exploring the phenomenon that Kusama's mirrored rooms have become. The artist created her first — called Infinity Mirror Room -Phalli's Field — back in 1965.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms is at Tate Modern from spring 2021-spring 2022. Tickets £5 — dates and booking available soon.

Last Updated 20 October 2020