Arts InSight

Video: The Immersive Universe Of Yayoi Kusama

Experience two of the artist’s signature “infinity rooms” this summer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The view inside Kusama's installation "The Aftermath of the Obliteration of Eternity"
The view inside Kusama’s installation “The Aftermath of the Obliteration of Eternity”

Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, talks about the two immersive installations on view this summer at MFAH. Both were created by artist Yayoi Kusama, who has been imagining and realizing these unique installations since the 1950s. The exhibition is titled At the End of the Universe, and it features two “infinity rooms,” small box-like rooms that, upon entrance, appear to become infinite spaces through the utilization of mirrors and other reflective surfaces. The effect can induce meditative contemplation, as well as feelings of pure joy and wonder.

This story will air as part of the Houston PBS program Arts InSight on Friday, July 29, 8:30pm, on TV 8.

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