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The artist behind Infinity Mirrors is bringing a new installation to the Rockaways

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Jennifer Picht

Here’s another reason to head to Rockaway this summer (as if there weren’t enough already). Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese contemporary artist well-known for her immersive Infinity Mirrors exhibit, will debut another eye-catching installation called “Narcissus Garden” at Fort Tilden on July 1.

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This work is a collaboration with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service and Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of MoMA PS1’s Rockaway!, a yearly art festival in support of the beach town’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Fort Tilden, which began as a U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post in 1917, will house 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres inside the same building which spotlighted Patti Smith’s “Resilience of the Dreamer” in 2014. The New York Times says “Narcissus Garden” has been viewed and adapted in other countries like Brazil and other parts of NYC, including Central Park. However, the Rockaway iteration will be very different according to Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMa PS1. No need to rush to see it, as you have until September 3 to view what is bound to be an outstanding piece. (Unless you want Instagram dibs.) 

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