AGO's New Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room is Almost Here!




The AGO's new Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room is on its way! #InfinityAGO Donors see it first, AGO Members see it free, and Toronto sees it ... forever.

Internationally acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama’s incredible artwork, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, is coming to the AGO in just a few short weeks and will remain at the AGO forever, all thanks to the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund and more than 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors when the AGO crowd-funded the acquisition of the room.

The INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER is larger than many other Infinity Mirror Rooms and features metallic spheres suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the floor. A mirrored column inside the room invites visitors to peer into a seemingly infinite field of silver orbs. Up to four visitors can enter the room at one time, and spend up to one minute inside.

Kusama described her love of silver spheres in the 1960s, saying “The silver ball is also representative of the moon, of sunshine, of peace… When the people see their own reflection multiplied to infinity, they then sense that there is no limit to man’s ability to project himself into endless space.”

How will you be able experience this exciting new addition to the AGO Collection? If you were one of the 4,700 to donate, you will see it first! Donors can book their free timed-entry tickets online for the Exclusive Donors’ Preview starting on March 19. AGO Members can book their free timed-entry tickets online starting April 15. Then, beginning May 25, members of the public will be directed to the Kusama Kiosk inside the AGO, where they can reserve a same-day time slot. The artwork will be located inside Signy Eaton North Gallery on Level 2, and access will be via Galleria Italia. This exhibition is included with General Admission.

Donors' Previews: April 5 - May 24, 2019
AGO Members' Viewing: April 23 - May 24, 2019
Open to the public: May 25, 2019 and ongoing

For more than 60 years, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (born 1929) has invited people to participate in her groundbreaking visions of infinity. Over the past three decades, this prolific experimental artist has become an internationally acclaimed art-world icon, with work presented across the globe.

For more information about how and to plan to see this exciting addition to the AGO Collection, visit http://ago.ca/exhibitions/yayoi-kusamas-infinity-mirrored-room-lets-survive-forever.

ARTWORK IMAGE CREDITS: Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017. Wood, metal, glass mirrors, LED lighting system, monofilament, stainless steel balls, and carpet, 123 x 246 x 245 1/4 inches/312.4 x 624.8 x 622.9 cm. © YAYOI KUSAMA.
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