This summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present two dazzling, immersive environments by contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. On view from June 12 to September 18, 2016, the exhibition Kusama: At the End of the Universe brings to Houston two of the artist’s signature infinity rooms—Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity (2009) and Love Is Calling (2013)—the first time this vital aspect of Kusama’s work will be seen in Texas.
Kusama, recently named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” has worked in an expansive array of media since the 1950s, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance art, and design. Her infinity rooms—environments lined with mirrors that confound viewers' perception of spatial limits—are among her most beloved works, and are the focus of the present exhibition.
Kusama: At the End of the Universe also reflects the two complementary aspects of Kusama's career. Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, newly acquired by the MFAH, reflects the artist's fascination with the intangible, while Love Is Calling demonstrates Kusama's engagement with our physical environment. The exhibition is further supplemented by one of Kusama’s monumental yellow and black polka-dotted fiberglass pumpkins, which will welcome visitors at the entrance to the gallery.
If you feel like escaping Holly View Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Saturday, July 16, 2016 –10:00 AM
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005