What To Expect From Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms | Tate Modern

Managed to get a ticket to Kusama’s Infinite Mirror exhibition and not sure what to expect? Here are the answers to all the questions that I had ahead of my visit to the Tate Modern.

How To Get Tickets To Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms

Scoring tickets to Yayoi Kusama’s popular Infinite Mirrors exhibition can be tricky, but weekdays often have availability if you plan ahead and book online. Tickets are £10 and provide access to two mirrored room installations, plus artwork and projections spanning Kusama’s career.

What are the two Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms at Tate Modern?

“Chandelier of Grief”: This room features a rotating chandelier with flickering lights and mirrors, creating an illusion of endless chandeliers.

 “Infinity Mirrored Room”: Filled with the Brilliance of Life”: This installation is a mirrored walkway with pulsating lights, creating an immersive experience of infinite reflections. Based on what I saw on the socials I thought it was a giant room with dozens of people, but only 6 are actually allowed in the space at a time.

How long does it take to see the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Rooms?

When you arrive, allot 5 minutes before your entry time slot – they strictly enforce this. Read about Kusama’s background and appreciate the The Universe As Seen From The Stairway To Heaven sculpture before joining the queues for the two main installations.

You then get to enter the main space where the two installation rooms are, as well as the projections where you get to queue again for the Chandelier of Grief and Filled With The Brilliance of Life installations. 

Don’t be alarmed because of the queues. Yes, they are messy as both queues meet and clog up space, but despite wait times, the lines move efficiently – every 2 minutes 6 people enter each mirrored room. Plus the waiting can allow you to look at two projection projects.

How Long Can You Stay In The Installation Rooms?

You get two minutes in both rooms before you are escorted out, though the process is explained to everyone before entering. That said, the group that I joined on my visit did not get it. We were instructed to walk around the installation for the full experience, but they just stayed in one corner and were surprised that was it. It’s literally called mirrored rooms mate …reflect on that.

Is Infinity Mirror Rooms Worth It?

Both will blow your mind for a hot sec and it’s an awe two minutes. I could have stayed in there for 20 minutes, but sadly that’s not possible. Overall, yes it’s worth seeing them if you are in London, it’s not something I would travel for though.

Other Things You Might Want To Know

Photography is allowed inside the installation rooms, but you probably already know that considering the photos and videos are all over social media.

Don’t worry about going alone! Instead of dragging your partner. Don’t get me wrong … I saw happy couples, friends and family. But it was the grumpy partners who were really loud and asking ‘this is it?” out loud. Prepare them or leave that second ticket for someone who will appreciate it.

There is a cloakroom on the ground floor. But yes you can bring in your bag – no matter the size into the space. Buggies are allowed into the space, but not into the installation room.

If you miss your timeslot you can still enter. I’m sure it’s subject to the situation, but during my visit, someone who was 45 minutes late was still allowed to go inside.

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms runs until 28 April 2024.

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