As a young child, I remember sitting backward atop my bathroom counter, opening the mirrored medicine cabinet and looking at the seemingly infinite reflections of myself in the wall mirror. The reflections behind me would move and change as I moved the mirrored door, transfixing me with looking-glass worlds beyond the one I occupied.
Seeing pictures of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s recent multipart exhibition at New York’s David Zwirner Gallery, “Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” brought that vignette of a memory flooding back, though Kusama’s room is admittedly much cooler.
Part of a larger exhibition called “I Who Have Arrived in Heaven,” which ran in November and December 2013, “Infinity Mirrored Room” was arguably one of the year’s standout installations. Continue reading →