Edited by Mika Yoshitake
With contributions by Melissa Chiu, Alexander Dumbadze, Alex Jones, Gloria Sutton, Miwako Tezuka, and Mika Yoshitake
The avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama fills her iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms with a multiplicity of mirrors, lights, and structures that project the illusion of infinite space. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors traces these installations over five decades, revealing the ways in which they developed from a strategy of “self-obliteration” and political liberation during the Vietnam War to a means of social harmony in the present.
This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. At the Cleveland Museum of Art, July 9–September 30, 2018.