AGO has announced that #InfinityAGO crowdfunding campaign has been successful and is acquiring Canada’s first Infinity Mirror Room artwork by internationally renowned artist Yayoi Kusama.
Thanks to over 4,700 #InfinityAGO donors and the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, Yayoi Kusama’s INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, is coming to the AGO forever so art fans today and future generations can experience Kusama’s immersive work. The work, which is currently under construction, is set to arrive in Toronto in spring 2019. Donors will be the first to see it once it’s installed at the AGO.
INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER is an extraordinary artwork – featuring mirrored orbs suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the ground. The room is bigger than many other Infinity Mirror Rooms – It can fit four people inside it at a time. The installation, artnet describes, “ups the ante by placing an Infinity Room within an Infinity Room…[installing] a mirrored rectangular column inside a mirror installation. If you peer through the holes of the column, you can see a seemingly endless array of steel orbs extending in every direction.”
Launched on November 1, the #InfinityAGOcampaign set out to raise funds toward the purchase of this incredible artwork. It has never been exhibited in Canada before. From first-time donors to long-time AGO supporters, over 4,700 people supported #InfinityAGO. While gifts ranged from $1 to $25,000, the majority of donations were between $25-$100.