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Yayoi Kusama’s "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit showcases the Japanese artist’s most visually captivating work. Kusama’s attempt to conceptualize the idea of Infinity gives spectators the opportunity to experience both her vision and her reality. The exhibitions 6 rooms are kaleidoscope environments made up of balloons, hundreds of LED lights, stuffed fabrics, her signature polka dots and of course mirrors.

Surrounding the Infinity Rooms are numerous works that demonstrate Kusama’s contributions to feminism, surrealism, and pop art through medians such as magazine covers and photographs of performance-based events.

Arguably the most important part of the exhibition is Kusama’s Obliteration Room. Originally a completely white room filled with white everyday objects, the room is now covered in bright colored polka dots. Visitors are given a sheet of dot stickers that vary in size and color, allowing them to place them anywhere in the room. The interaction lets visitors become a small part of the art that they’re observing, which personifies Kusama’s dual concept of simultaneously being an outsider and insider in the universe.    

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