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Chicago to Get First-Ever Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ Presentation Through New Pop-Up Museum

Yayoi Kusama, Let’s Survive Forever, 2017.

COURTESY WNDR MUSEUM

The Wndr Museum, an art- and science-related pop-up set to open in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood on August 17, will feature Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirror Room” installation Let’s Survive Forever, a work first shown at David Zwirner gallery in New York in 2017. (The institution’s name is pronounced “Wonder,” for those who were curious.) Let’s Survive Forever, which is on loan to the Wndr Museum from a private collector, is the first of the artist’s “Infinity Mirror Rooms” to go on view in Chicago.

It is unclear whether the museum will operate beyond September, but Let’s Survive Forever will be exhibited at least through the end of that month, a representative for the museum told ARTnews. Tickets, which cost $32 each, are currently available on the institution’s website.

According to a release, the Wndr Museum’s 20 “experiences”—which range from installations to edible treats—are meant to reflect an imagined collaboration between Albert Einstein and Andy Warhol “exploring the universe from the smallest matter to the infinite.” Over 20 artists, designers, and technologists have worked together to create the pop-up.

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