I recently visited the Art Gallery of Ontario to see its latest exhibition, Early Rubens. While there, I also took in Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. Here are my thoughts.
ABOVE: Peter Paul Rubens, Michielson Triptych, known as Christ on the Straw, 1618, oil on wood
BELOW: Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – Let’s Survive Forever (deatail)
Currently, there are a few things to check out at the AGO:
Early Rubens – October 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020
When you get the chance to see the works of a master – in your home town no less – you should take advantage. Like most AGO shows, this one is well curated. There is a lot of dark content though.
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room – permanent collection
The most over-hyped artist in the world, Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room is kinda neat. You have to book it in advance and line up to see it though.
Lisa Reihana: In Pursuit of Venus – September 21, 2019 to March 29, 2020
I’m very particular when it comes to video art, but I do like some of it. In Pursuit of Venus by Lisa Reihana is worth checking out if you’re planning a trip to the gallery.