By Marina Cashdan
No doubt one of the crowd-pleasers of this Art Basel in Miami Beach will be Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go (2016) at Victoria Miro’s booth—one of her signature “Infinity Rooms,” big enough to fit a few adults. Fairgoers are allowed to enter the work four at a time, which is well worth the experience. It’s quiet enough to transport you from the fair and take you into Kusama’s world, even if just for a few minutes. Whether it makes you feel claustrophobic (as it did for one fairgoer who entered with me) or completely at peace (as it did for me), the room is worth a visit, and an acquisition for a public or private museum so that this Kusama gem can bring the same unique, surreal sensation to viewers in years to come.
Photography: Alain Almiñana for Artsy