The Art Gallery of Ontario will be the only Canadian stop for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Featuring the North American debut of numerous new works by the celebrated Japanese artist, visitors are invited to enter fantastical worlds as they experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments, alongside the artist’s large-scale paintings, sculptures and works on paper.
Free with admission, the AGO’s installation of Kusama’s Narcissus Garden features over 1,300 stainless-steel mirror balls spread throughout the Signy-Eaton Gallery from Feb. 24, 2018 to April 29, 2018.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is the biggest North American tour of Yayoi Kusama’s work in nearly two decades. Providing visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, it features large-scale, whimsical installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. The exhibition also marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively making work in her Tokyo studio. These include vibrantly colored paintings and sculptures as well as her most recent infinity room, All the Eternal Love I have for the Pumpkins (2016), featuring dozens of her signature bright yellow, dotted pumpkins.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and is curated by Hirshhorn Curator Mika Yoshitake.
The AGO’s installation is coordinated by Adelina Vlas, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.
Who is it for?
Tickets :Free with admission
Post-secondary students and youth ages 17 and under: $21.50
Children 5 and under: Free
All visitors require a timed ticket. Children 5 and under are free but will still need a ticket.
- The first block of timed-entry tickets go on sale to the public from January 16 – 19 2018, with an equal batch of tickets released online each day at 10 am.
- There is a maximum of four tickets available per transaction. During the run of the show, there will be a limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO box office at 10 am.
- Pending availability, visitors will be able to purchase up to two tickets at once and AGO Members will be able to receive their regular allotment.
Exclusive AGO Members’ booking begins Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: March 3 to May 27, 2018
Two to three visitors will be allowed in each Infinity Mirror Room at once. Visitors will have a limit of 20 to 30 seconds in each room. Wait times are estimated at 20 minutes per room.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 am – 9 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 10:30 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Please note although this exhibition is open until 9 pm Tuesday to Saturday, AGO collection galleries close at 5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 5:30 pm on Saturday.
Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W.
Public transport accessible