MoMA PS1 presents Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation of Narcissus Garden (1966–present) as the third iteration of Rockaway! (1 July–3 September 2018), a free public art festival presented with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies in the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.
Comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres, Narcissus Garden is on view in a former train garage that dates to the time when Fort Tilden was an active US military base. The mirrored metal surfaces reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building, drawing attention to Fort Tilden’s history as well as the devastating damage inflicted on many buildings in the area by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Image: Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden (detail), installation view, Victoria Miro, 2016
© Yayoi Kusama