Selfie nation: NYC goes inside Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room
A cosmic art installation in Chelsea is making people go nuts with selfies on Instagram—here are the best of the bunch
Mon Dec 16 2013
Photograph: Hope Dickens
After its summer fling with Rain Room, Instagram has a new lover: Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. The mega-hit of an installation, part of the artist's "I Who Have Arrived in Heaven" show at David Zwirner, is a mirror-lined chamber with 75 twinkling LED lights. Patrons admitted one or two at a time are permitted 45 seconds in the space. Though the line hasn't quite reached Rain Room levels, it can take up to four hours to get into the immersive art piece.
One could argue it's impossible to top the above shot of the famed Japanese artist inside her scintillating oeuvre, but New Yorkers are going to try, damn it! Naturally the reaction from the majority of art seekers who make it into Infinity Mirrored Room has been to take selfies galore for social media, so we've rounded up the coolest shots of the bunch. Did you take one better? Tweet us at @TimeOutNewYork.
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