1.18.2019

Yayoi Kasuma: Infinity Mirrors

An exclusive taste of culture, spoon-fed to Atlanta 

A frantic phone call in August from my best friend and the god-mother of my daughter coerced me to purchase pre-sale tickets to "a really cool exhibit that I'll give you the deets on later". Little did I know she was referring to the world renowned artist Yayoi Kasuma's Infinity Mirrors Exhibit.

While awaiting my reservation date, I found myself exiting out of countless Instagram stories to avoid any spoilers. It seemed like EVERYONE had gone, which only made me more eager to see what the hype is all about.

Before my friends and I could even walk into the outdoor foyer of the High Museum, people stood waiting in a line of gargantuan proportion. As if that weren't hectic enough, more and more people turned away frustrated after reading the sign that the daily tickets were sold out. The museum was a complete zoo. My group snuck to the beginning of the line, got our hands stamped, and walked right in. Sorry if I cut you in line!

We then waited in another series of brief lines and then packed ourselves like sardines into the elevator leading to the exhibit. This is what awaited us when the elevator doors slid open:


Here's a closer look of the canvas' that caught my eye:


My friends and I were so caught up in the excitement of being in the presence of art, we forgot the distance rule on looking at paintings! After the following picture, we got chewed out by a security guard. 


I've been reading World of Style by Aimee Song and in her book she features a few pictures she took while visiting the exhibit in various cities. One picture really inspired me and I knew in my soul I couldn't leave the museum without imitating it or I would regret it for the rest of my life. The attendants had a strict rule about only allowing three people in the room at a time, but thank God my friends are fast-talkers and support me in my adventures to get the perfect shot.

The energy in this room was so invigorating especially because this room helped Kasuma overcome her fear of sex.

The exhibit was very interactive and made me mindful of not only the space I was in, but the time and thought it took to create each piece. Kasuma's mind is magnificent. Her usage of seemingly ordinary items to make masterpieces is inspiring. While I wish I took more pictures, I'm appreciative of the exhibit being able to force me out of my phone in order to bask in the moment.


Which piece speaks to you?

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