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You will soon be able to experience infinity again, as the AGO has confirmed the opening date of the new Infinity Mirrors room later this year.
A year after the extremely successful touring art exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors and the ambitious crowdfunding campaign, the AGO has announced Canada’s first permanent Infinity Mirror Room will open to the public on May 25.
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.
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“We know that the people of Toronto have a special bond with Yayoi Kusama, and I am excited to see that grow,” said Stephan Jost, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO.
“Support from individuals is critical to the AGO’s mission to bring people and art together. That this incredible artwork now belongs to the people of Ontario is [a] testament to the power of people coming together. Together, we achieved infinity.”
Fewer than 20 Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms are on view worldwide and this May, Infinity Mirrored Room, Let’s Survive Together, will make its Canadian debut.
At the gallery, visitors wishing to see the Infinity Mirror Room will be directed to the Kusama Kiosk on Level 1 of the AGO, where they can reserve a same-day time slot.
The artwork will be located inside Signy Eaton North Gallery on Level 2, and access will be via Galleria Italia. It is included in General Admission.