The NCMA's Kusama acquisition coincides with the opening of a new exhibition of 20 immersive installations. You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences is open April 7 through July 22, and includes works by Bill Viola, James Turrell, and Olafur Eliasson. Promising interactive experiences in a range of media, both inside and outside of the museum, You Are Here includes lectures from featured artists Heather Gordon and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as well as a residency by artist collective OMAi, who will bring light graffiti, parties, and workshops.
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is the latest institution to acquire one of Yayoi Kusama's hugely popular mirrored infinity rooms. Light of Life, 2018, is a seven feet square hexagonal box with three portholes that allow visitors to peer inside. LED lights in changing colors and flickering patterns put on a two-minute show that is reflected infinitely through the mirrors. Kusama's installations have been drawing huge crowds of art- and selfie-loving visitors all over the world, who are willing to wait in long lines for the chance to experience Kusama's dot-filled infinity.