Infinity mirror room artist Yayoi Kusama returns to David Zwirner this fall

We could see another infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama in November, according to David Zwirner Gallery. Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver

If we know anything about Kusama, the exhibit will be big, bold, and draw long lines.

We could see another infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama in November, according to David Zwirner Gallery.
We could see another infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama in November, according to David Zwirner Gallery. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Japanese artist behind the massively popular and Instagrammable infinity mirror room, Yayoi Kusama, will return in November for a major solo exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery.

On Tuesday, the gallery announced her return in an Instagram post saying: "A solo exhibition featuring the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, sensational #YayoiKusama returns November 2019 to David Zwirner New York."

Not much else has been revealed about the exhibit, except that it will feature paintings, sculptures, an immersive installation, and yes, a new infinity mirror room. If we know anything about Kusama, it will be big, bold, and draw long lines.

Kusama, 90, who has her own museum in Tokyo, is well known for her colorful, larger-than-life creations, which have been shown in galleries around the world since the 1950s.

We could see another infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama in November, according to David Zwirner Gallery. Pictured, "Narcissus Garden," by Yayoi Kusama, included 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres at a former train garage at Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways.
We could see another infinity mirror room by Yayoi Kusama in November, according to David Zwirner Gallery. Pictured, "Narcissus Garden," by Yayoi Kusama, included 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres at a former train garage at Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Her "New York: Festival of Life," the two-room infinity mirror exhibit at David Zwirner Gallery, attracted about 75,000 people during its 80-day run in 2017-18, according to artnet.com.

In that exhibit, two rooms inside the gallery were equipped with mirrors and lights that created the appearance of infinity. The first room contained mirrored stainless steel balls, which sat on the floor and hung from the ceiling, and the second room invited guests to look through peepholes, where small color-changing light bulbs created a hexagonal pattern that seemingly continued on forever in kaleidoscopic fashion.

In another room, visitors came across Kusama’s “With all my Love for the Tulips, I Pray Forever," which was a space completely covered in polka dots, featuring oversized potted and polka-dotted tulips.

David Zwirner will announce more details about Kusama’s forthcoming solo exhibit in the near future.

Shaye Weaver