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An Infinity Mirror Room will go on display somewhere in Chicago this summer

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—Let’s Survive Forever, 2017
Photograph: © Yayoi Kusama, courtesy David Zwirner, New York, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai, Victoria Miro, London, Yayoi Kusama Inc. Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room—Let’s Survive Forever, 2017

Chicago has become a destination for pop-up experiences this summer, hosting the latest installment of the 29Rooms exhibit as well as the adult funhouse Happy Place. Within the next few months, a mysterious new pop-up called wndr museum claims that it will bring one of 89-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's famous Infinity Mirror Rooms to a yet-to-be-announced location in Chicago.

If you've visited contemporary art museum the Broad in Los Angeles, you're probably familiar with Kusama's signature reflective works, which are a popular attraction for art-lovers and Instagrammers alike. The artist's Infinity Mirror Rooms place viewers in a box lined with mirrors that reflect the contents of the space and create the illusion of standing within an infinite expanse. Guest usually enter the installations in small groups and are allowed to remain in the Mirror Room for a limited period of time.

According to a report from ArtNet, Kusama's Infinity Mirror Room entitled “LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER” will be the work appearing in Chicago. The piece made its public debut last fall during an exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery in New York City and is made up of reflective steel balls that hang from the ceiling and cover the floor of a mirror-lined room. A fact sheet provided by wndr museum states that the work of art “is on loan from a private collector.”

The wndr museum's website doesn't offer many details about the pop-up exhibition, aside from a short video depicting the Infinity Mirror Room and projected launch date of “late summer ‘18.” The website states that access to the Infinity Mirror Room will be ticketed, though there's no word on the price of admission at this time. Anyone interested in attending the pop-up can submit their email address to receive more information regarding tickets when additional details about the exhibition (including where exactly it will be hosted) are officially announced. 

Check out a teaser video for the wndr museum pop-up exhibition and a video of the Broads Infinity Mirror Room exhibit in L.A. below.


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Noe B

I built similar environments in my loft photo studio in Chicago's photo district (now galleries) in the 70's. At times I used giant glass mirrors for perfect reflections while at other times I used highly polished aluminum that distorted creating liquid images. Some of these images were used as full bleed editorial illustrations for magazines, other times they were used in national advertisements. The best were of nudes. Opened up an entirely new vision of the commonplace.