The Pérez Art Museum is about to get a lot more colorful! Renowned artist Yayoi Kusama is bringing her iconic work to the downtown Miami museum, this time with LOVE IS CALLING, one of her iconic Infinity Rooms.
An immersive and experiential work of art, LOVE IS CALLING features a mirrored environment illuminated by tentacle-like sculptures that hang from the floor and ceiling. Covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots, each of the sculptures gradually change colors.
Mirrored walls create a kaleidoscopic effect in the room, with the reflected imagery of the tentacles seemingly extending into infinite space. As visitors walk around, they can hear audio of Kusama reciting a love poem she composed in Japanese, Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears.
In 2013, Kusama premiered the art installation in Japan, and is considered to be “the most immersive and kaleidoscopic of the artist’s Infinity Mirror Rooms.”
The colorful installation will open at PAMM on Thursday, March 9. With the arrival of the much-loved artwork, the museum will be screening a film from the water on opening day as part of its Floating Film Series with Ballyhoo Media. As an opportunity to learn more about one of the most critically acclaimed artists of our time, they’ll be screening the 2018 documentary “Kusama: Infinity” from a 60-foot Ballyhoo boat.
Before the documentary begins, the museum’s Backroom Sessions will also provide live music by Lotus Collective to enjoy.
Yayoi Kusama’s work can currently be seen in Miami at the Rubell Museum with her Instagram-famous “Infinity Rooms” and “Narcissus Garden“, as well as the Louis Vuitton’s men’s store at the Design District, which has been transformed by her signature polka dots as part of a collaboration with the fashion brand.
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