12 June - 18 September 2016
This summer, the Museum's Cullinan Hall transforms into an interactive environment for audiences of all ages. Kusama: At the End of the Universe unites two of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama's signature infinity rooms.
Kusama's Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity is an intimate space illuminated by an array of golden lights that ignite and then fade into darkness. Visitors enter and stand in the center of the room, finding themselves enveloped by a seemingly infinite horizon and then confronted by an equally infinite void.
The glowing, tentacle-like forms of Love Is Calling shoot up from the floor and hang down from the ceiling. Covered in the artist's signature polka dots, these soft sculptures constantly change color. Further amplifying the experience as viewers pass through the room is a recording of Kusama's voice as she recites a love poem in Japanese, which echoes through the installation.