Two art installations by artist Yayoi Kusama will debut at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art November 17. Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Narcissus Garden, offer a unique experience of lights and reflections.
Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity will take guests inside a closed room where they are surrounded by mirrors. An array of lights cover every surface of the area, making the light seem endless. The space represents Kusama’s lifelong obsession with the dissolution of the self into the infinite and was created the year of her 80th birthday.
Narcissus Garden is an installation comprised of 750 mirrored globes in the form of a lake that distorts images of reality reflected on the surface. This is one Kusama’s most famous works. It was created more than 50 years ago and has been installed in several places all over the world.
“Over the years we’ve found multiple opportunities to showcase the intricacies of Japanese culture through unique exhibitions to our guests who visit us from around the world,” said Tarissa Tiberti, Executive Director of Art & Culture in a statement. “This is an incredible moment to highlight two groundbreaking installations by acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama and continue the storytelling nature that art plays in connecting cultures.”
Kusama is one of the most successful and well-known living artists. Time Magazine named her as one of the most influential people in the world in 2016.
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is open daily at 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.