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Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro Gallery

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The Moving Moment When I Went To The Universe is the highly anticipated new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro Gallery, in London.

The 90-year-old artist is again at the elegant Victoria Miro for the 12th time until December 21st. Together with the iconic installation My Eternal Soul series, with pumpkins and flower sculptures, the Infinity Mirrored Room is her latest immersive masterpiece. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance and the gallery has introduced a timed ticket system where only four people at a time can “experience” the room.

The exhibition itself is not to be seen, but to be experienced as the sculptures and colours take you to a different dimension. As the title suggests, there appears to be no ending to the room—the polka dot paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling are replicated over and over with large mirrors covering the length of the walls. The whole exhibition unfolds as you pass by the sculptures and paintings making you feel like a character in Alice in Wonderland.

Yayoi Kusama will soon have permanent residence in a new museum opening on Liverpool Street in 2020, giving the prolific artist the right venue and recognition she definitely deserves.

Lastly, if you’ve never been at Victoria Miro gallery, the gallery itself is worth a visit as it is situated in a former furniture factory in east London. The largeness of the gallery is impressive and so are the six-metre high windows. It is also one of the few art galleries to have a garden.

For more information and to book your spot, please visit: www.victoria-miro.com

Tiziana Murgo

Tiziana Murgo is a mum of two who lives in Stoke Newington and enjoys reporting about her daily life in London.

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