In Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, mirrored balls reflect each other and their onlookers, creating an infinitely recurring web in which the surrounding visible world is trapped and perpetuated. Evoking the mythological figure of Narcissus, this work allows viewers to see themselves and the world around them.
Who goes here? by Fiona Hall, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, is part of Sydney Living Museums’ ‘Reflections on identity’ theme for 2021. The installation prompts reflections on how history and place shape our sense of belonging and identity, who makes up that history and how we as individuals reflect on that past today.