Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe becomes the first major work by Kusama in the Albright-Knox’s permanent collection, continuing the Museum’s acquisition of immersive works by global artists. Albright-Knox Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén says, “We are delighted to partner with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in acquiring this extraordinary work by Yayoi Kusama. We plan to debut this landmark installation in Western New York soon after our museum reopens following the completion of our campus development and expansion project. Collaborations such as this one are vital to the fulfillment of our mission to make art accessible to diverse audiences. My team and I are deeply grateful to the Hirshhorn Museum for this partnership.”
Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe, 2018, will receive its East Coast debut when One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection opens at the Hirshhorn this spring (dates to be announced). “Our forthcoming exhibition places this recent work in the context of [Kusama's] early painting, sculptures, and groundbreaking immersive work. We are grateful to partner with the Albright-Knox to bring this work to view on the National Mall as we celebrate our reopening,” says Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. For example of this early work, see Kusama's The Ground, 1952.
The artwork will go on display in the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in the years following the completion of the campus, but in the meantime you might whet your appetite with an at-home art activity inspired by Kusama's extraordinary work.