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Bring On The Dots: Yayoi Kusama Coming to MFAH

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Get ready for one of the most exciting museum installations to come to this city in a while as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently announced an immersive exhibition by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama — Kusama: At the End of the Universe — which will open on June 12.

 

An exhibition by the 87-year-old artist, well-known for her dot-centric paintings and “infinity room” installations, is certainly a huge “get” for the museum as Kusama was recently featured as the only visual artist on TIME‘s annual list of “The 100 Most Influential People” for 2016.

 

The show will include two of Kusama’s mirrored “infinity rooms,” with the museum describing one called Aftermath of Obliteration of Infinity as “an intimate space illuminated by an array of golden lights that ignite and then fade into darkness.”

 

The other installation, Love is Calling, features “glowing, tentacle-like forms” with the color-changing “soft sculptures” — covered in Kusama’s signature dots — extending up from the floor and hanging from the ceiling, all the while visitors overhear a recording of the artist’s voice as she recites a love poem in Japanese.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Kusama’s incredible immersive installations at the MFAH, which will be on view from June 12 through September 18.