Sunday, July 26, 2009

gagosian always comes through

Two chelsea gallery-hopping adventures ago I stumbled upon Yayoi Kusama’s “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity” at Gagosian. I’d seen pictures and been amazed but never thought I’d get to experience it. You enter that small structure, and the entire walls and ceiling are mirrored, and there’s a mirrored platform you stand on and you’re surrounded by an inch or so of water on the floor. These lights/candles are flickering, dimming on and off, and it’s all reflected everywhere just going out into infinity. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

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