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Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Room' to return permanently to Museum MACAN

Keshie Hernitaningtyas
Keshie Hernitaningtyas

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, March 16, 2019  /  05:00 pm
Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Room' to return permanently to Museum MACAN

Infinity Mirrored Room - Brilliance of the Souls by Yayoi Kusuma (JP/A. Kurniawan Ulung)

Yayoi Kusama’s popular installation Infinity Mirrored Room – Brilliance of the Souls (2014) is set to permanently return to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) in West Jakarta starting March 26.

“Due to huge public demand, we will re-showcase this installation in a new area,” the museum’s head of communications, Nina Hidayat, told The Jakarta Post via a messaging app, adding that the installation would have a new permanent home in a bigger location where the flow of visitors can be managed more easily.

“Although this installation is part of Museum MACAN’s collection, we consulted with the Yayoi Kusama studio prior to setting a permanent area for Infinity Room. They provided us with suggestions on how to create the sensation of moving to another reality, an infinite reality, using a certain room layout,” said Nina.

Read also: Museum MACAN named one of world’s greatest places

The entrance tickets are available on-site or online at www.museummacan.org, with prices at Rp 50,000 (US$3.51) for adults; Rp 40,000 for students and senior citizens; and Rp 30,000 for children aged 3 to 12 years old.

The entrance fee also covers entry to two exhibition areas, namely Jeihan: Days in Cicadas, which displays portraits created by Indonesian painter and poet Jeihan Sukmantoro; and Malaysian artist Shooshie Sulaiman’s Main Getah/Rubberscape installation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kami mendengar Anda! Kami telah menerima banyak permintaan untuk kembali menampilkan karya #YayoiKusama. Dalam 10 hari Anda bisa kembali masuk ke dunia tak berbatas Kusama! . "Infinity Mirrored Room - Brilliance of the Souls" dibuka secara permanen mulai 26 Maret 2019. Harga spesial Rp50.000 (dewasa), Rp40.000 (pelajar dan lansia), Rp30.000 (anak 3 -12 tahun). Beli di loket museum atau online via www.museummacan.org ––– We heard you! We’ve received a lot of requests to bring back #YayoiKusama's works. In just 10 days you can experience the infinite world of Kusama! . "Infinity Mirrored Room - Brilliance of the Souls" will be opened permanently from 26 March 2019. Special price IDR 50,000 (adult), IDR 40,000 (student and senior citizen), IDR 30,000 (child, 3 - 12 years old). Get your tickets onsite or online at www.museummacan.org . Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room - Brilliance of the Souls (2014) © Yayoi Kusama #museummacan #infinityroom #yayoikusama #MACANxkusama

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Following an announcement on the museum’s official Instagram account, hundreds of enthusiastic netizens quickly flooded the post with their comments, many tagging their friends and relatives to share the good news.

“Wohoww Infinity mirrored room is back,” said user @dyaahistqgmh.

“Yes yess, will soon visit from Bandung,” commented @frensiscameria.

The museum is currently closed to the public for installation purposes.

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