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Tate Modern to show Yayoi Kusamas Infinity Room in year-long exhibition marking 20th anniversary

Installation view of Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life 2011/2017 at Tate Modern © Yayoi Kusama Photo courtesy of Tate Photography

Tate Modern in London will launch a year-long exhibition dedicated to the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama this spring which includes one of her most famous infinity room immersive mirror works. The show opens 11 May, marking the 20th anniversary of Tate Modern which opened on the same date in 2000. Almost 100 million visitors have visited the Bankside venue over the past two decades, say Tate officials.

The Kusama exhibition will feature Infinity Mirrored Room-Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011/17) which was originally shown in the artist's 2012 retrospective at Tate Modern. Another mirrored installation by Kusama, Chandelier of Grief (2016/18) will also go on display.

According to the Tate website, Infinity Mirrored Room-Filled with the Brilliance of Life (2011/17) was the largest mirror installation Kusama had made up to that date. “As the second part of the works title suggests, it seeks to visualise life as a brilliant experience. The work exists in an edition of three of which this version owned by Tate is number one.” The Instagram-friendly infinity mirror rooms continue to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors worldwide.

Curators at the gallery will also pair works from the collection as part of the anniversary programme, bringing together Louise Bourgeoiss giant spider Maman (1999) and a performance work by Lee Mingwei entitled Our Labyrinth. Bourgeoiss arachniRead More – Source