Celebrated Japanese artist Kusama Yayoi has unveiled her extraordinary artwork, titled "Brilliance of the Souls," at the AlUla Wellness Festival, scheduled from October 19th to November 4th.
"Brilliance of the Souls" is a visual masterpiece that beckons visitors to capture breathtaking images in a serene setting. The installation has been meticulously designed to harmonize with the natural beauty encompassing AlUla, including its rugged and authentic rock-strewn landscapes.
Visitors exploring the AlJadidah Arts District will discover a surprisingly compact area surrounded by reflective surfaces and featuring water surrounding a center platform. The mundane world vanishes into obscurity as the door softly closes behind them, instantly transporting them into a magical fantasy.
Suspended from the ceiling, spherical shapes emitting a plethora of colors hang at varying heights and intervals. These luminous orbs conjure associations with celestial bodies like stars, planets, and galaxies, thereby whisking observers away to an unbounded and otherworldly dimension.
At the age of 90, Kusama Yayoi is indisputably recognized as one of Japan's foremost contemporary artists, celebrated for her extensive body of work, which spans across diverse mediums such as sculpture, installation, painting, films, performance art, literature, fashion, conceptual art, feminism, minimalism, surrealism, art brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism.
"The Brilliance of the Souls" is an integral component of Kusama's famous 'Infinity Mirror Room' collection, captivating spectators with the mesmerizing illusion of never-ending reflections. This exhibit allows visitors to experience a room that transcends the ordinary, offering a sensorial journey like no other.
This unique opportunity enables festival-goers to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the infinite mirrored room, demonstrating the festival's commitment to providing unique and progressive experiences in music, art, culture, and health. There is no ticket requirement for this extraordinary experience, as entry is offered free of charge, with the installation open daily from 4 pm to 11 pm.