Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Cosmic Nature’ Dots the New York Botanical Garden

green and white leafed plants1 thing the pandemic has deprived us of — for a tiny whilst for a longer time at least — is the heady expertise of staying lost in a group. For some people it’s thrilling, for others unnerving. It’s constantly a modify of viewpoint.

It’s also the emotion I associate with the get the job done of the 92-12 months-previous pop and conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama, best known for her infinity mirrors, her paintings and sculptures crowded with polka dots — and for the hordes of lovers she commonly draws. Luckily for us, starting this weekend you can dive into the vertiginous delights of dots and infinite reflection at “Kusama: Cosmic Nature,” an expansive present of outside sculptures, alongside with special gallery reveals and installations, established amid the flowering cherries of the New York Botanical Yard. With timed entry tickets and 250 acres to wander via, the venue also presents a unusual opportunity to ponder Kusama with a minor elbow space.

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