Boston, MA - People spend hours getting hyped up just to spend a few minutes inside one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror rooms, and there’s an obvious reason why. Each of these colorful installations makes its visitors feel like they’re in a different dimension, displaying an intricate mirror landscape that seems to go on and on. That goes to show one reason why Boston residents, and surrounding cities, are super ecstatic about the Institute of Contemporary Art acquiring the largest mirrored infinity room soon enough.
The piece that Boston will be getting soon enough is titled “Love is Calling.” The ICA is beyond excited to be getting such a piece constructed by one of the most important artists of the post-war era.
Amongst the other museums to acquire a mirrored infinity room is the Broad Museum located in Los Angeles and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The “Love is Calling” piece is said to measure 14 by 28 feet, holding up to 12 people at a time. Other similar works located in other states are said to only hold up to 2 people at a time.
The piece is said to debut next fall and will supposedly rotate in and out of the public view along with the rest of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s permanent collection.
Kusama, age 89, is ranked the top-selling female artist alive at this time. The ICA purchased this mirrored piece with money raised from a range of donors. The amount of raised money it took to purchase the piece is yet to be released.
Kusama created her first mirrored piece of art back in 1965. The rooms typically showcase mirrored walls, ceilings, and floors. Sometimes, a unique piece will feature a reflecting pool with decorations such as colored lights, polka dots, and sculptures. “Love is Calling” was created back in 2013 by the artist and it contains inflatable sculptures along with a soundtrack of the artist recording one of her most famous poems.
The ICA can’t wait for the piece to arrive and once it comes, people from all over are sure to visit it.