Arts & Culture

Yayoi Kusama & The Glass House

Last night I was invited to a viewing of the newly opened installation celebrating the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birthday and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Glass House to the public.

This fall Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama puts her touch on the site with her signature dots, a steel pumpkin, a pond filled with orbs and an infinity room.

‘My desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe from my own position within it, with polka dots. In exploring this, the single dot is my own life, and I am a single particle amongst billions’ – Yayoi Kusama.

Red dots cover the walls of The Glass House and depending on the light you can see reflections of up to five layers of the dots, which then creates an infinity room. Visitors will be able to see the world through both Johnsons’ and Kusamas eyes at once.

Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope
September 1 – 26, 2016

Now, heading over to my favorite part of the installation.

In the lower meadow right beneath The Glass House is a pond turned into ‘Narcissus Garden’ – comprised of 1,300 floating steel spheres that are freely drifting around making it a natural flowing and ever-changing piece of art.

Last nights’ sunset couldn’t be more beautiful as it was captured and reflected in the mirrored orbs and the still water.

Try and get tickets if you can, it’s truly amazing.
I saw that it sold out but it seems like they added more tours!

Narcissus Garden
Until November 30, 2016

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  • Reply Annie September 9, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Was able to get tickets for their added tours, can’t wait! Looks beautiful!

    • Reply Maria Van Nguyen September 12, 2016 at 9:35 PM

      Oh, enjoy!

  • Reply Nelly September 11, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    So beautiful!

    Nelly – The Italian Minimalist

  • Reply April September 28, 2016 at 1:02 AM

    Wow, it is really an experience :)

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