Australia is getting a permanent Yayoi Kusama installation

Image via Yayoi Kusuma/National Gallery Singapore
Words by Greta Brereton


That pumpkin-filled infinity room you’ve seen all over Instagram? Yup, it’s taking up residency in Aus.

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is renowned for her polka-dot pumpkins and mind-boggling infinity rooms, and Australia’s about to host a combination of both.

Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia is the lucky new home of the artwork, The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens, which will go on display from December this year.

The piece is basically a mirrored cube inside a black and yellow polka-dotted room, which contains some of Kusama’s famous spotted pumpkins, being endlessly reflected off the mirrors inside.

It’s a pretty awe-inspiring sight, and worth making a trip to Canberra for.

You can see The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended into the Heavens from December 2018 at the National Gallery of Australia.


[Via Beat]

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