This special presentation of Kusama's installation (14 December 2019–26 April 2020) is made possible through a generous loan from the Whitney Museum of Art.
Yayoi Kusama’s artistic practice spans seven decades, and her paintings, sculpture, and installations have left an indelible mark on both the art world and 20th and 21st century popular culture at large. The unbound creativity and complexity of Kusama’s own psyche has exerted a strong influence on the artist and her practice throughout her life. Fireflies on the Water speaks to Kusama’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between ourselves, the space that we occupy, and the ungraspable concept of infinity.
Image: Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002
Mirrors, plexiglass, lights, and water
111 × 144 1/2 × 144 1/2 in. (281.9 × 367 × 367 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Postwar Committee and the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and partial gift of Betsy Wittenborn Miller 2003.322.
Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins