To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening, the Tate Modern has announced it will be opening a year-long exhibition dedicated to Yayoi Kusama, which will include not one, but two of the Japanese artist’s career-shaping Infinity Rooms.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms will feature Kusama’s largest installation to date, “Filled with the Brilliance of Life”, originally made for her retrospective at Tate Modern back in 2012. Also on show will be “Chandelier of Grief”, a room which creates the illusion of an endless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers.
On May 11 2020, there will be a dedicated programme of displays and performances across the museum, including the return of Louise Bourgeois’ gigantic spider, “Maman”.
“Our plans for May 2020 encapsulate the best of Tate Modern. We will shine a spotlight on some of the newest artists to join our collection, go behind-the-scenes in our conservation studio, and run talks and tours across the building,” said Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern.
“We also want to highlight some of the artists Tate Modern has championed over the past 20 years: Kusama and Bourgeois, for example, not only represent our commitment to great artists with truly international careers, but they also embody art’s journey from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century to the immersive installations being created today.”