Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins
Free Admission every Thursday on a first come, first serve basis.
Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for Pumpkins is designed to hold one person at a time and is intended to be experienced for approximately 1 minute.
ICA Miami presents a special off-site exhibition of artist Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins in the Miami Design District, marking the first time that one of Kusama’s signature “Infinity Mirror Rooms” will be on view in Miami.
On view from October 12, 2019 through January 31, 2020, the work features a mesmerizing array of Kusama’s signature spotted pumpkins within a mirror-lined room illuminated with LED lighting. All proceeds benefit ICA Miami’s arts education programs.
All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) showcases the artist’s singular approach to large-scale installation and incorporates one of the artist’s quintessential symbols: the spotted pumpkin. One of the first mirrored pumpkin rooms created by Kusama, the installation draws on several of the artists’ characteristic themes, including infinity, the sublime and obsessive repetition. Expanding on her seminal pumpkin room, Mirror Room (Pumpkin) (1991), originally commissioned for the Japanese Pavilion at the 1993 Venice Biennale, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) focuses the reflective chamber on a series of acrylic yellow gourds covered in black polka dots, allowing viewers to fully immerse themselves in Kusama’s creation, becoming part of the art.
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Matsumoto, Japan) is a pioneering installation artist and painter whose celebrated career spans over six decades. Her “Infinity Mirror Rooms” are some of her most experimental and iconic works, often incorporating a variety of illuminated objects. The “Infinity Mirror Rooms” remain as challenging and unclassifiable today as when they debuted in 1965, immersing visitors in dazzling environments that produce an almost hallucinatory effect through reflection and repetition.
This work is on loan from the Collection of the Royal Commission for AIUIa.