Hot ticket: infinity Mirrors at the AGO
If there’s one thing you have to try to see this spring, it’s the incredible, immersive Infinity Mirrors installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, now on at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale installations, paintings, sculptures and works on paper that span from the early 1950s to the present.
The expansive exhibition also marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 87-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio.
Organized in rough chronological order, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors range from a dense and dizzying field of hundreds of red-spotted phallic tubers in a room lined with mirrors (Phalli’s Field), to spectacular LED environments, filled with lanterns or crystalline balls that seem to extend into infinite space (Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Souls of Millions of Light Years Away – pictured above).
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors runs at the Art Gallery of Ontario March 3 to May 27. Due to the insane demand, there will be a very limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO each day at 10:00 am. Lines start early and are far-reaching, so if you do decide to troop it out for a chance to snag tickets for this likely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, dress accordingly and bring snacks.