Your Instagram will thank you: One of Tokyo’s most famous art installations is coming to London
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If you know anyone who has been to Japan recently, you’re likely to have seen pictures on their Instagram in one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms. If you haven’t seen a pic yet, they usually look a little something like this:
If flying to Japan in the name of the ‘Gram seems a bit extreme, then you’ll be able to fulfil your social media needs just by jumping on the Tube very soon. As part of Tate Modern’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, the art gallery will be featuring two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room installations.
The globally renowned 90-year-old’s “Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled With the Brilliance of Life” and “Chandelier of Grief” will open to visitors on 11 May 2020 for an entire year, closing up again on 9 May 2021. Tickets will go on sale 2 March — Tate Modern members will get free access while those without will be charged a small fee, which has not yet been disclosed. Memberships cost from £78 per year or £7.50 per month.
In the last five years, more than five million people have visited Kusama’s exhibitions in Tokyo. When speaking about Kusama’s work and that of other new installations this year, Frances Morris, director of the Tate Modern, said that the artists “embody art’s journey from the avant-garde of the early 20th century to the immersive installations being created today”.
Head over to the Tate Modern website to find out more.
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