Hot New Installation at SAM Explores the Void

Tickets for the wildly anticipated exhibit lasted less than 24 hours.
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Infinity mirrors explores the work of avant-garde artist and activist Yayoi Kusama, and the huge impact her infinity rooms have had during her career. These immersive spaces, lined with mirrored glass and reflecting light, give viewers the illusion of perpetually floating in space. Tickets sold out in a day. While Kusama’s infinity mirrors are at the heart of the show, drawings and paintings she has created throughout her career are included, highlighting the evolution of an artist whom many consider a fearless pioneer. Born in Japan, she spent many years in New York City, where, many say, she directly influenced Andy Warhol, and where she became a fan of performance art. She returned to Japan in the ’70s, where she churned out a successful series of novels and anthologies. Now in her 80s, Kusama continues to be prolific, and this show is a reminder that there’s much more to the creator of the infinity room than meets the mirror. June 30 through September 10. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, downtown, 1300 First Ave.; 206.625.8900

 

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