Didn’t scoop up your tickets in time to catch Yayoi Kusama’s traveling exhibition, Infinity Mirrors? No worries! Kusama is back with yet another immersive installation, and the esteemed artist’s vision titled “Every Day I Pray For Love,” is more than enough to make you go wow and your Instagram followers think, I wish I were there.
You’ll have to be in the Big Apple for the holiday season if you want to catch the exhibit, but the good news is that if you dropped a pretty penny on hustling your way into Infinity Mirrors, you’ll be happy (albeit a little bit nervous) to know that this installation— is totally and completely free. This almost certainly guarantees long lines, but the exhibit, which finds its home at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea and promises a transcendentally entrancing experience, is definitely worth the wait. Plus, you know, do it for the ‘Gram.
Complete with an all-encompassing environment of Kusama’s signature rainbow-speckled forms, contemplative paintings, and famously reflective surfaces (selfies are encouraged), “Every Day I Pray For Love” prompts its audience to consider their place within vastness and perpetuity. The exhibit also features an infinity-mirrored room with color-changing incandescent globes, a set that is immediately striking and distinctly reminiscent of the intergalactic Instagram-famous landscape made popular by Infinity Mirrors.
The popup exhibit, which opened on November 9, is closed on Thanksgiving and will run until December 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Infinity Room itself can only accommodate up to four people at a time, and Saturdays are predicted to be the busiest dates with an approximated wait of at least an hour. For those wanting to partake in what may very well be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, arriving early and preparing for a bit of camping out is to be expected.
Nevertheless, if the lines prove to be too much, don’t panic. Keep any frets of FOMO at bay by tuning into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov 28 for a glimpse of the artist’s “Love Flies Up to the Sky” balloon as it takes to the sky this coming Turkey Day. The inflatable sculpture is certain to be plastered in a mosaic of Kusama’s beloved little eyecatching dots, so there’s no way to miss it. To infinity and beyond!