Yayoi Kusama Brings A New Instagrammable Art Installation To NYC

by Stephanie Maida · July 2, 2018

    At 89 years old, iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has been making Instagrammable art long before Instagram was even a thing (...long before cell phones were even a thing). I guess back then we just called it "art."

    Famous among millennials thanks to her selfie-worthy infinity rooms, Kusama is back in NYC with yet another epic installation made to be photographed.

    Taking over a former train garage in Fort Tilden, Queens, "Narcissus Garden" debuted this Sunday as part of MoMA PS1's Rockaway!, a free public art festival presented in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies in the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.

    First presented in 1966, "Narcissus Garden" consists of 1,500 mirrored spheres of stainless steel, scattered around the now-abandoned industrial building to create a surreal landscape loaded with political and social commentary (we mean, isn't social media turning us all into Narcissus? Talk about reflection...).

    The installation is on view through September 3rd at Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.

    [Photo via @fomofeed, @excuse.our.accents]