Written by Mathieu Doublet.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to present « Yayoi Kusama : Love Is Calling », the most immersive and kaleidoscopic of the artist's renowned Infinity Mirror Rooms. The exhibition is the artist's largest environment to date - embodying the culmination of Kusama's artistic feats, the show incorporates her signature polka dots and bold colors, the spoken word, and limitless reflections that double as optical illusions. Viewers will enter a darkened, mirrored room illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. As visitors walk through the installation, a sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously. Written by the artist, the poem's title translates to Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears. Exploring enduring themes including life and death, the poem poignantly expresses Kusama's hope to spread a universal message of love through her art. By presenting « Love Is Calling », PAMM, Miami's flagship art museum, honors its mission of creating genuine human interaction, communication and exchange for Miami's diverse audiences through art.