Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Weds 25th May: Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro's latest exhibition of new work from Yayoi Kusama spans across all three of the London spaces.  At the Wharf Road galleries, she has created three immersive mirror rooms: "All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins", "Chandelier of Grief" and "Where the Lights in My Heart Go".  I was lucky enough to attend the preview yesterday morning in the glorious sunshine, perfect for their pond of floating chrome balls “Narcissus Garden” and the new mirror room positioned on the adjacent decking.  To view from the outside, the box reflects the greenery of the garden but once inside, it feels like a tardis planetarium.  Tiny holes dotted in each wall allow shards of light to stream thru in constellations and a totally different way to experience Yayoi Kusama's patterns.  I won't explain anything else so as not to ruin the rest of the surprise in store for you.  Make sure you visit Victoria Miro's Angel Islington site to experience these wonders for yourself and check out the gift shop of silk pumpkins available........... however, sadly not the cosmic shirts as worn by the invigilators!  

Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

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