Location: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is always bringing in something new and amazing. I went to visit the work of Yayoi Kusama and was captivated by his two amazing light installations. Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity is an intimate space illuminated by an array of golden lights that ignite and then fade into darkness. Visitors enter and stand in the center of the room, finding themselves enveloped by a seemingly infinite horizon and then confronted by an equally infinite void. There was also water surrounding the floor.
The glowing, tentacle-like forms of Love Is Calling shoot up from the floor and hang down from the ceiling. Covered in the artist’s signature polka dots, these soft sculptures constantly change color. Further amplifying the experience as viewers pass through the room is a recording of Kusama’s voice as she recites a love poem in Japanese, which echoes through the installation.
After exiting the two light installations, we viewed some of the surrounding artwork and then had lunch at the MFAH Cafe. What a great morning!
Photos/Assistance by Angie Fanelli
Styling/Model: Beth Muecke