Have you been to the latest @yayoikusama_ exhibit LOVE IS CALLING at the Perez Art Museum Miami? Lose yourself for two minutes in her colorful world of polka dots and infinite reflections. During this visit, I also enjoyed the work of local artist @jasonseife with his intricate art on slabs of concrete.
LOVE IS CALLING is the largest and the most immersive and kaleidoscopic of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. Representing the culmination of her artistic achievements, it exemplifies the breadth of her visual vocabulary—from the signature polka dots and soft sculptures to brilliant colors, the spoken word, and, most importantly, endless reflections and the illusion of space. The darkened, mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. As visitors walk through the installation, a sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously. Written by the artist, the poem’s title translates to Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears. Exploring enduring themes including life and death, the poem poignantly expresses Kusama’s hope to spread a universal message of love through her art.
This exhibit is open through April 2024.For more information visit https://www.pamm.org/en/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-love-is-calling/