Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms' More Accessible Option
on 21 February 2017
For the "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, a major addition has been made to the works, allowing even more people to experience their wonder. The ramps that enter into the LED- or pumpkin-filled mirror wonderlands are considered to be part of the piece itself. Thus, they cannot be modified in any way as the pieces tour museums—and unfortunately, they are not wheelchair accessible. To make the art available to those with disabilities, the Hishhorn staff have translated all three of the rooms into virtual reality experiences—just as immersive and dazzling as the rooms themselves. Headsets and Samsung S7 Edge phones will be provided to visitors of the exhibition for those unable to enter.