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PHOTOGRAPHY: © YAYOI KUSAMA COURTESY OF DAVID ZWIRNER

EXHIBITION

Infinite Interiors

Yayoi Kusama's immersive environments
captivate, enthrall viewers
"Festival of Life," a sensory showcase of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's
iconic works, is on view through December 16 across two of David
Zwirner's New York galleries. Regularly attracting lines with a wait
time of three hours or more to enter, the exhibition includes two
of her Instagram-worthy "Infinity Mirror Rooms," among other
artworks. ["Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," which includes six rooms,
is concurrently on view now through January 1, 2018, at The Broad
in Los Angeles and will travel to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto
from March 3 to May 27, 2018.]
In the New York exhibition, viewers are invited to peer through
a pair of peepholes into one of the "Infinity" rooms, dubbed "Longing
for Eternity" (above, right) to observe a kaleidoscopic collection of
light bulbs arranged in a hexagonal pattern that adjusts in luminosity
and hue to lend a seemingly ceaseless sensation. The second room,
"Let's Survive Forever" (above, left) is experienced from within
and accommodates six viewers at a time, who encounter a series
of stainless steel balls-suspended from the ceiling and arranged
on the floor-that suggest a similar sentiment of infinity through
the reflected interplay of their silvery spherical surfaces set
against the surrounding mirrors.
A trio of fantastically scaled flower-potted tulips is set at center
stage in the sculptural installation "With All My Love For The Tulips,
I Pray Forever" (left, pictured with Kusama), which envelops visitors
in an immersive interior in which every possible surface is peppered
by Kusama's signature red polka dots. -HAYLEY ARSENAULT

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Contents
Editorial
Industry News
Columnist: Books That Drive Practice Innovation
Designer You Should Know: Jun Aizaki of CRÈME
Maven Hotel
Designers Select: Office
Designers Select: Hospitality
Designers Select: Education
Designers Select: Healthcare
Product Focus: Worldly Comfort
Product Focus: Kit of Parts
Editors’ Choice
Feature
IIDA Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards 2017
Brand Report 2017
Ad Index
Exhibition: Infinite Interiors
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Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Columnist: Books That Drive Practice Innovation
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Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Designer You Should Know: Jun Aizaki of CRÈME
Contract Magazine - December 2017 - 29
Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Maven Hotel
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Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Designers Select: Office
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Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Designers Select: Hospitality
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Contract Magazine - December 2017 - Designers Select: Education
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