In what's being called the next Rain Room for New York, eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is showing off her newest installations at David Zwirner gallery. Called Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away and Love Is Calling, expect these to be the must-visit installations this fall! (Translation: Expect long lines.)

In Infinity Mirrored Room, hundreds of multicolored LED lights, suspended at different heights and dangling from floor to ceiling, transform a room into what feels like eternity. The cube-shaped, mirror-paneled room has a shallow reflecting pool as its floor and the lights flicker on and off in a strobe-like effect. Though similar to the ones Kusama has shown previously - Infinity Mirror Room at the Tate Modern and Fireflies on the Water at the Whitney Museum of Art - this one was made especially for this exhibition and still promises the viewer a wonderfully surreal experience.

In Love is Calling, a darkened, mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, tentacle-like forms—covered in the artist’s characteristic polka dots—that extend from the floor and ceiling, gradually changing colors. Not only is this a visual experience, it's an auditory one, too. A sound recording of Kusama reciting a love poem in Japanese plays continuously. This installation was shown in Tokyo earlier this year as part of a group exhibition but it 's the very first time it's been shown in the United States.

The full exhibition, called I Who Have Arrived In Heaven, spans the gallery's three consecutive locations and features, along with these installations, 27 new large-scale paintings. The exhibition will be showing from now till December 21, 2013. (What a fun place to take a selfie!)

First photo: Delissa Handoko


Photo: Thomas Welch


Photo: Daniel (danhollis6767)


Photo: Brooklyn Architect


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Photo: Brooklyn Architect


Photo: Jess Gardner


Photo: Brooklyn Architect


Photo: Josef Pinlac

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