Yayoi Kusama’s “Mirrored Room”
Imagine walking into a room, by yourself, filled with what appears to be infinite, colorful pin pricks of light floating in a black abyss. Yayoi Kusama’s “Mirrored Room” at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York makes this exercise come to life. 2,500 patrons a day waited hours for a quick 45 seconds in the room. Unfortunately the exhibit has ended, but it’s exciting to see that installations of this kind, including the James Turrell exhibit at LACMA in Los Angeles, have garnered such enormous responses. It is also very cool that Kusama, in her 80s, can tap into such a contemporary vein of the art world as is evidenced by the enormity of selfies taken in the room.