The Concrete Jungle, the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple… New York has earned different nicknames, but its essence remains the same. It is one of the most crowded, cosmopolitan cities in the whole world and it has become a destination of interest for many people thanks to its beautiful architecture, wide and varied gastronomic offer and rich culture.
Although it has been affected with a few limitations due to the pandemic, there are still lots of places to visit and enjoy. If you are lucky to find yourself in the city at the moment or you are planning to visit it soon, we have some exciting news for you.
The exhibition showcases the contemporary artist’s love for flora and the natural world in general, which find its roots in her childhood and her family’s seed nursery. NYBG states:
“Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers”.
The outdoor installations include:
- Narcissus Garden (1966/2021) in the Native Plant Garden
- Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees (2002/2021) in the Native Plant Garden
- Hymn of Life—Tulips (2007) in the Conservatory Courtyard Hardy Pool
- Pumpkins Screaming About Love Beyond Infinity (2017) in the Visitor Center gallery
In addition, the NYBG helds Kusama’s latest monumental sculptures Dancing Pumpkin (2020) and I Want to Fly to the Universe (2020), debuting for the first time. Both artworks are part of the artist’s first-ever obliteration greenhouse, Flower Obsession (2017/2021).
Kusama: Cosmic Nature is also held in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building, where you can explore other of her paintings and collages, as well as sculptures and works on paper. Nearby, in the Ross Gallery, you’ll be able to enjoy Walking Piece (ca. 1966), a multiscreen digital projection of a performance work from Yayoi’s collection.
Last but not least, the exhibit features a brand new Infinity Mirrored Room —Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) experience. You’ll be able to explore it from the outside, but for interior access you’ll be required a separate timed-entry ticket.
If you are looking for a place to stay in the city, check out the upcoming Aman New York and other soon-to-open hotels. For additional worldwide guides to make the most out of your trips, click here.