5 Tips if You’re Going to Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors”

Infinity Mirrors aka “dot on dots on dots”

When I heard Yayoi Kusama was exhibiting work at the High Museum here in Atlanta, I was geeked. I bought tickets for Friday night, figuring it would be a cute date night. I was totally right (as usual/always.)

I’m an artist and I really enjoy seeing other artists’ work. Not only is this show totally interesting and unique, but it really gives you a peak into Kusama’s mind, which is on a whole ‘nother frequency.

Tickets sold out months ago, but the High Museum is still selling 100 tickets a day at the door. First come first served. So you still have an option if you want to go. *starts chanting “do it! do it!” The show runs through February 17.

For anyone that plans to see this exhibit, here are 5 tips that may help:

1. Don’t start at Room 1.

You may be asking yourself, “What do that mean?” Let me elaborate. There are 7 Infinity Rooms in the show. (You’ll get a map). Most people will go right to Room 1 and wait in that line for a hot minute. Just skip that room and circle back to it later. This was awesome advice that we got from one of the attendants at the show. It worked like a charm.

2. If you want to get pictures, have your phone ready before you get in the rooms.

You’re getting anywhere from 20-45 seconds in each room (most likely 30 seconds.) Use that time wisely. If you want to get some shots in the infinity rooms, have your camera open and ready before you walk in. It will be over before you know it so don’t waste any time.

3. It may be less crowded if you go late night or early in the day.

Apparently it’s been popping during the day at Infinity Mirrors. If you have a choice when you get the walk-up tickets, choose the later or earliest time slot. I picked 8:00pm for our time. By the end of the night, there were only small groups of people there and we were able to go in every room at least twice. Which gets into my next point…

4. Repeat rooms if possible.

This seems obvious but some people see each room once and then bounce. Maybe it’s the artist in me, or the frugal person that resides right next to the artist, but I’m gonna see as much as I can. And get my moneys worth. 30 seconds isn’t a long time to soak it all up, so do yourself a favor and try to see the rooms more than once.

5. Pay attention to the details.

Kusama is meticulous in her work. Dot after dot after dot. It’s pretty amazing when you really take the time to study her art. Get up close with her sculptures and paintings. Notice the brush strokes and variations in shape and color….be present with all of that.

Overall, I had a great night. Had some fun, got inspired, met some cool people. I was not mad.

Have you seen Infinity Mirrors? If so, what did you think?

What visual artists are you excited about right now?

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