How do I start to describe the experience of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors that is currently on exhibit at the AGO in Toronto? One Word: VAST.
I had the pleasure of seeing this exhibit in Los Angeles and Toronto. While both are distinguishable and stand on their own, they both embodies the same elements and of course showcased the same 6 infinity rooms. An instagramer’s paradise, these mirrored rooms give the illusion of a never-ending depth and infinite reach.
Yayoi Kusama, renowned Japanese artist, was an influential figure in the post war art scene in New York. Her circle included other impactful artists such as Donald Judd and Eva Hesse, and she was said to have a friendly rivalry with Andy Warhol. At 88 years old, Kusama describes herself as an “obsessional artist” and demonstrates her techniques with repetitions of dots and other figures. Her infinity rooms have travelled the world and continue to awe audiences.
Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013. Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls, and water, 287.7 × 415.3 × 415.3 cm. Courtesy of David Zwirner, N.Y. © Yayoi Kusama
Have a look at what is instore at the AGO. The exhibit will live in at the Toronto AGO from March 3rd – May 27th.
Looks like Daniel & Lesli are enjoying the media preview of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors ? Running at @agotoronto from March 3 – May 27th as just ONE of the incredible exhibits, this is an something you simply HAVE to see for yourself. More tickets will go on sale Tuesday March 6th ? – – – – #infiniteKUSAMA #Tuesday #YayoiKusama #AGO #BTS #DoTheDaniel #InfinityMirrors #MakeItPossible #SeeMooore
The exhibit itself has the whole country excited, and I couldn’t be happier that I was lucky enough to see it again thanks to the team at The Art Gallery of Ontario. I can’t wait to bring you all BTS with me and the #DoTheDaniel team for more exciting events, exhibits and opportunities in the heart of Toronto in 2018.
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Photos by Lesli Fairweather