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Yayoi Kusama crafts a surreal experience for visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

(Courtesy Yayoi Kusama)

On show until September 18th at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston are two visually intense, immersive environments courtesy of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.

The space is lined with mirrors to amplify the experience, a feature with which Kusama has become synonymous. The play of light and sculpture is set against a black background creates the impression of being in outer space. Kusama: At the End of the Universe also features a sculpted fiberglass polka-dot pumpkin and a selection of the artist’s paintings; the showpieces of the exhibition are two infinity rooms. The two rooms are titled Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Love Is Calling. The former is more focused on the interplay of light, showcasing the artist’s intrigue with “the intangible” while the latter offers a more direct dialogue with the visitor and the spatial environment through physical forms.

Yayoi Kusama
At the End of the Universe
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet, Houston
Through September 18

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