AGO reveals which Infinity Mirror room it plans to buy

Nov 23 2018, 2:18 pm

Less than a month after the AGO launched an “ambitious” crowdfunding campaign to acquire artwork from the world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, the Toronto gallery has revealed which Infinity Mirror room it plans to buy. 

At time of publication, the gallery has garnered $387,327 in donations. And with one week and just over $900,000 left to raise of their $1.3 million goal, the AGO has shared what the potential room will look like.

Titled Infinity Mirror Room — Let’s Survive Forever, the exhibit features mirrored orbs suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the ground.

The AGO says this room is bigger than many other Infinity Mirror Rooms and can fit up to four people inside at a time.

The installation “ups the ante” by placing an Infinity Room within an Infinity Room by 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,” reads a release from the gallery.

Launched on November 1, the #InfinityAGO crowdfunding campaign is fundraising for the purchase of Canada’s first Infinity Mirror Room by internationally acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama.

As of Friday, November 23, over 3,000 people have donated to this campaign and through the AGO Foundation, the gallery has secured half the purchase price of the artwork and is inviting the public to help raise the rest.

Those interested in making a donation can visit the AGO’S Infinity Mirrors crowdfunding campaign here.

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