One of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms in coming to Chicago for the first time ever, but the museum behind the pop-up exhibition isn’t saying where just yet.
The 89-year-old Japanese artist is famous for her series Infinity Mirror Rooms which have been a hit on Instagram. Visitors can peer or step into the completely mirrored rooms, some of which are about 13 square feet. The 20 distinct rooms contain things like different colored lights, polka dot pumpkins and stainless steel spheres—all appearing to be reflected forever.
“Let’s Survive Together” will be on display in August and is on loan from a private collector. wndr museum, which is new to Chicago, will host the pop-up exhibition for an undetermined amount of time in an “unexpected” location, according to wndr.
The room coming to Chicago features silver spheres, similar to those from Narcissus Garden. In a video released by wndr museum to promote the exhibit, the globes are seen rolling underneath The Bean, on train tracks, and near empty volleyball net poles on Oak Street beach.
Is that a clue as to where wndr museum will place the Infinity Mirror Room? The video also shows the silver globes rolling into an empty warehouse to the installation, but its anyone’s guess if that’s a clue or trickery.
Earlier this week, MOMA PS1 announced that Kusama’s 1,500 spheres in “Narcissus Garden” will open for an exhibition in a former Fort Tilden train garage in the Rockaways in New York City. Kusama’s Other locations the Infinity Mirror Rooms have opened at include galleries, art museums, public gardens, and the Venice Biennale.
wndr hopes visitors will “explore through the play of art and science,” and walk away from the museum “knowing more about the world around them.” There’s no information yet on ticket prices, other planned exhibits or if there will be any kind of time restriction on visits.