Friday, January 23, 2015

Infinite Obsession

Back in September 2014, the Museo Tamayo opened what would be the most visited exhibition in it's history: Infinite Obsession, a retrospective exhibition of Yayoi Kusama's work. For the first time ever, the Japanese artist's work would be showcased in Latin America, and Mexico City was one of the stops.

I had just moved to Puebla when the exhibition opened, but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to visit it. My best friends had seen it in Madrid a couple of years back (they were even almost arrested as one of them stepped into the water on the Infinity Mirror Room), and said we definitely had to check it out. 

For months, lines were INFINITE (no pun intended). People would arrive at the museum on sunday mornings way before they were open and by the time normal people woke up, had brunch and showed up to try and buy a ticket, they were sold out.

Finally, on our second trip to Mexico City in December, we made it! You would think that after 3 months the heat to attend the exhibition would have passed, but it was the opposite. We got there at 10 am, were in line for only half an hour (luckily),  and managed to get tickets for 1:30 pm, which gave us enough time to do other things while in the city.

The exhibition closed last weekend, finishing up with a 36 hour marathon so that everyone (or at least a lot of people) that hadn't seen it, had the chance to. There were people camping since friday night to get tickets for saturday! That's how much people wanted to see it, whether they just wanted to take a selfie inside one of the installations, or because they were truly appreciative of japanese art.

Infinite Obsession will next be exhibited in Santiago de Chile. 


P.S. Apologies for the crappy photo quality. They'are all Iphone photos as we forgot the DSLR's battery back home :(

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