Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope @ The Glass House

This September, from the first through the twenty-sixth the Glass House located on Elm Street in New Canaan Connecticut is hosting a very special installation for a limited time called Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope by Kusama.


Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden at the Glass House
New Canaan, Connecticut
May 1 to November 30, 2016

In this  installation, Kusama creates an "infinity room" experience with the Glass House itself covered with polka dots.  Visitors who attend the exhibition during this period will be offered the unique experience to simultaneously see the world through the eyes of both Philip Johnson and Yayoi Kusama.  The Glass House's window walls and doors allow the artist to create a one-of-a-kind signature "infinity room." 

The polka dots directly engage the architecture of the Glass House, complementing its structure and aesthetics, breathing new life into the house.  For Kusama, the polka dot represents an individual, its own universe. Similarly, Philip Johnson created his own private universe at the Glass House, sculpting every aspect of landscape experience into his own universe.  

In addition, the landscape Narcissus Garden also by Kusama will also be on view.  The Narcissus Garden comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) has ben installed in the Lower Meadow and forest, creating a dramatic view to the west of the Glass House. Drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres will move with the wind and follow the pond's natural currents, forming a kinetic sculpture. Their mirrored surfaces will reflect the surrounding Pond Pavilion (1962), wooded landscape, and sky.

The Glass House is open Thursday - Monday from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 pm and tickets start at $25 and includes a tour of the site. For more information www.theglasshouse.org.

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