The hotly anticipated Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition has finally made its way to our fair city of Toronto after what seems like months and months of queueing (both online and off) for the chance at a timed ticket. Housed at the Art Gallery of Ontario, it’s the exhibitions third and only stop in Canada following its debut in February of 2017 at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. From there Infinity Mirrors has travelled to Seattle and Los Angeles before settling in Toronto until May 27th of this year, before it heads to the Cleveland Museum of Art in July.
We had the opportunity to visit the exhibition today before doors officially open to the public later this week on March 3rd, 2018. After experiencing the exhibition at The Broad in LA, there’s something about this stop in Toronto that feels more exciting and somewhat more complete. Spread across two floors expertly curated by Mika Yoshitake, Infinity Mirrors highlights seven decades of Kusama’s art making including highly immersive and sometime interactive installations, as well as sculptures, paintings, works on paper, and film.
The exhibition is also host to an installation on the second floor called Narcissus Garden which features over 1,300 stainless steel mirror balls spread across the floor; this is on view through April 29th and you don’t have to queue to see it.
If you missed your chance to purchase tickets the first few rounds, don’t sleep on the next block which go on sale March 6th at 10am EST online at AGO.net.
Check out our galleries below for a look inside.