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Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Rooms’ and the age of Instagram

The 93-year-old Japanese artist’s work, on show at London’s Tate Modern, is free from the afflictions of elite art

London is filled with tourists in August and September. Museums, galleries and cafés are filled with their chatter. Outside the Tate Modern, on the banks of the Thames, locals and tourists are lining up to see Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition.

The response to her Infinity Mirrored Rooms has been so overwhelming that the museum recently extended the exhibition, which opened in June 2021, by a year. It will now run until June 2023.  

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