Philip Johnson’s Glass House with Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Will Be Your New Obsession



Philip Johnson’s Glass House with Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Will Be Your New Obsession

Artist and writer Yayoi Kusama has created an installation for the Glass House that will be on display to celebrate the 110e anniversary of the birth of Philip Johnson, as well as the 10e anniversary of the opening to the public of the Maison de Verre site.

From September 1 to 26, Dots Obsession – Alive, Seeking Eternal Hope will be on display, with the Glass House itself covered in polka dots. “Visitors attending the exhibition during this time will be given the unique experience of simultaneously seeing the world through the eyes of Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama.”

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My desire is to measure and bring order to the infinite and unlimited universe from my own position within, with polka dots, says Kusama. In exploring this, the only point is my own life, and I am one particle among billions. I work with the main themes of infinity, self-image and the compulsive repetition of objects and shapes, such as the steel spheres of Narcissus Garden and the mirrored walls that I created.

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Much like Kusama uses the polka dot to represent an individual, Johnson has created his own universe at the Glass House by sculpting the experience of the landscape.

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that of Kusama Narcissus Garden—Which was created 50 years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale – will also be incorporated into the 49-acre landscape of Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, from May 1 to November 30, 2016.

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In addition, the recent steel of Kusama PUMPKIN will be displayed on the meadow on the hillside, east-northeast of the brick house.

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