The boundless, twinkling galaxies of Yayoi Kusama are finally coming back—and free advanced reservations are open!
The iconic installations by the beloved Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama have been illuminating our social feeds for the last decade and we can never seem to get enough. It’s been two years since Angelenos last had the chance to be entranced by the endless reflections and this time, it comes without the endless lines. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away will return The Broad on January 5 and you’ll be able to make free advanced timeslots on December 22 at 10 a.m. online here.
Note: In light of the growing number of COVID cases in the city, the January 5 opening has been postponed. Check the website for the latest updates.
Each ticket will give you a full minute to lose yourself in the boundless glimmers of the mirrored chamber with each guest allowed one entry per day. Kusama’s infinity room confronts viewers with a paradox; once you step inside the 163 1/2 × 163 1/2 inch space, darkness dissolves the boundaries you and an endless universe unfolds before your eyes. The hypnotizing rhythm of the strobing LED lights takes over the senses, creating a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Alongside this immersive display, you’ll be able to peep inside Kusuma’s Longing for Eternity on the second floor, but for this one, you’ll have to join a line. In this piece, viewers are asked to poke their heads through a circle cut into a closed, LED-lined mirrored cube as lights pulsate in a multitude of neon shades. The effect is something along the lines of having your head floating in a scene from Saturday Night Fever.
Kusuma rose to prominence in the 1960s, with surreal and vibrant installations that explore her anxieties, sexuality and perceptions. Whether you’ve experienced it or not, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to step into her fascinating world and become a part of it.
Location: 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012