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KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature

Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, October 31, 2021

Patron pre-sale begins March 9, 10 a.m. ET
Member and Corporate Member pre-sale begins March 11, 10 a.m. ET
Public tickets on sale: March 16, 10 a.m. ET

Experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature

Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations.

Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers.

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Kusama with chrysanthemums

See new monumental and immersive works

New monumental sculptures Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020) make their debut in the NYBG landscape. They join the artist’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, Flower Obsession (2017/2021).

Infinity Mirrored Room–Illusion Inside the Heart

On View: A Brand-New Infinity Mirrored Room

Kusama’s new Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) will be on view, its exterior reflecting the seasonality of NYBG’s landscape.

Interior access to this immersive installation—which responds to natural light through colored glass throughout the day—is planned to begin in summer, operating per New York State and City guidelines for social distancing and visitor safety.

A timed-entry Infinity Mirrored Room ticket will be required for interior access; more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees

Enjoy KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature as a Member

Benefits include exclusive access to the KUSAMA pre-sale beginning March 11, free KUSAMA Garden & Gallery Pass and KUSAMA Garden Pass tickets, and more. Join Now.

At the Patron Level, enjoy the best of the exhibition with a dedicated Patron pre-sale beginning March 9, complimentary Infinity Mirrored Room tickets when interior access begins, and special viewing opportunities.

Above:

Kusama with Pumpkin, 2010 © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York

Hymn of Life–Tulips, 2007, Mixed media. Courtesy of the City of Beverly Hills

Infinity Mirrored Room–Illusion Inside the Heart, 2017, Kurkku fields, Chiba, Japan. Mirror-polished stainless steel, glass mirrors, colored glass. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; David Zwirner, New York; Victoria Miro, London. Photo: OWL corp. 

Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees, 2018, Cleveland Museum of Art. Printed polyester fabric. Collection of the artist