Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the AGO

Yayoi Kusama
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Last year, when the AGO first introduced the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit, I, along with what I assume is half of Torontonians, attempted to get my hands on tickets, and while many were able to get tickets, there was also a ton of us who, sadly, were not able to experience the event.

 

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spherical – may 15th 2018 #iphoneonly #ShotOniPhone

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I remember trying so hard to get tickets. Windows opened on my phone, my laptop and desktop, but I had no luck. All I saw was a high number given to me along with a message that said I was in queue.

If you had a similar experience, and were absolutely devastated to not go, while friends posted cool Instagrammable photos, then you’re in luck, because the wait is officially over! The AGO has revealed that the new Infinity Mirror room will be open to the public in May.

After tremendous success, and with the help of a crowdfunding campaign that raised $651,183 from more than 4,700 donors, the AGO was able to purchase the $2-million art installation for a permanent home in Toronto.

 

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$2 for whoever can count how many polka dots #yayoikusama #toronto #ago

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The campaign began after 165,000 people from Toronto experienced the Instagram-friendly exhibit, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

The gallery revealed that its new Infinity Mirror room called LETS SURVIVE FOREVER, features mirrored orbs scattered along the floor and ceiling.

 

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it’s lowkey at the light* show

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The AGO will follow the same guidelines as last year’s exhibit, and will only allow four people at at time to spend up to one minute in each room.

The exhibit is set to open on May 25. AGO members will have access starting May 23.

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Neha Lobana
Neha Lobana is a freelance writer and former journalist in Toronto who recently made the switch to pursue a career in corporate affairs and communications. During her spare time you can find her reading, hiking or exploring new places.