Art Gallery of Ontario: Infinity of Mirrors

We are not sure how she did it, but Nahin managed to score the most coveted tickets in the city right now… tickets to Yayoi Kusama exhibit, “Infinity of Mirrors”. Yup, that’s right. While the exhibit trends on Twitter, and the AGO warns of ticket scams, our very own Nahin checked out this awesome exhibit and shared with us memorable take-away’s.

“While visiting the Yayio Kusama’s: Infinity of Mirrors exhibit, I felt a surreal moment of awe. Her 6 kaleidoscopic environments reflected endlessly into fantastic landscapes that one truly never wanted to leave. Her work truly encompasses extraordinary and innovative explorations of time and space. Sculptural, architectural, and performative, her installations blur the lines between artistic disciplines and create an engaged experience as the visitor completes the artwork.” – Nahin, 2S Graphic Design Intern. (P.S. All photos in this post are by Nahin)

Some background:

Yayoi Kusama had a breakthrough in 1965 when she produced Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field. Using mirrors, she transformed the intense repetition of her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual experience.

Over the course of her career, the artist has produced more than twenty distinct Infinity Mirror Rooms, and the Hirshhorn’s exhibition—the first to focus on this pioneering body of work—is presenting six of them, the most ever shown together. Ranging from peep-show-like chambers to multimedia installations, each of Kusama’s kaleidoscopic environments offers the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. The rooms also provide an opportunity to examine the artist’s central themes, such as the celebration of life and its aftermath.

By tracing the development of these iconic installations alongside a selection of her other key artworks, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors aims to reveal the significance of the Infinity Mirror Rooms amidst today’s renewed interest in experiential practices and virtual spaces.

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