Last week, Adele was filmed performing her song "When We Were Young" in the immersive artwork by artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room" at The Broad. The resulting film was featured spectacularly at her performance at the BRIT Awards 2016. Hear why she chose this artwork and the role museums have played in her life by watching the video linked in our bio. [Video by @ladowntowner + @freight_house] [#Regram via @Adele]
Last week, to the satisfaction of art lovers and artful selfie-takers everywhere, the Broad announced its first traveling special exhibition, ‘Infinity Mirrors,’ a Kusama retrospective spanning seven decades of the artist’s work. The show will debut on February 23, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, who organized the exhibit, before making its way to the Seattle Art Museum and the Broad from October 2017 to January 2018, followed by showings at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Just announced! Coming to The Broad in fall 2017, #YayoiKusama: Infinity Mirrors—the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Rooms. The exhibition will embark on the most significant North American tour of Kusama’s work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles in October 2017. Organized by the @Hirshhorn, the exhibition will travel to @seattleartmuseum, @agotoronto, and @ClevelandMuseumofArt! Read the full press release by tapping the link in our profile. ✨ #InfiniteKusama
The exhibition’s environments will include the artist’s well known 1965/2016 work ‘Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field,’ featuring a ball pit-esque sea of elongated white nodes covered in red polka dots, and another ode to polka dots, ‘Dots Obsession – Love Transformed Into Dots,’ from 2007. Paintings, works on paper and sculptures from the 1950s to the present will also be on display.
Exciting news:✨Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors✨ will tour around to our friends @agotoronto @seattleartmuseum @thebroadmuseum @clevelandmuseumofart! On view at the #Hirshhorn from Feb. 23 – May 14, 2017, this ambitious survey exhibition addresses the phenomenological impact of #YayoiKusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms in relation to her career as a whole, and it presents six of her most iconic kaleidoscopic environments alongside two large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. Mark your calendar! #InfiniteKusama