7. Yayoi Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden”
Through September 3, MoMA PS1 is displaying Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama as part of the Rockaway! 2018 public arts festival presented in conjunction with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden. The piece is situated within a former train garage, a relic from the days in which Fort Tilden served as an active military base.
Kusama’s piece is composed of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres that reflect its abandoned industrial surroundings, simultaneously highlighting the area’s history and the more present and still visible history of the damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.