Sometimes, a show comes around that is so popular, everyone wants in on the action. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors appears to be that show. The buzz around it is insane.
ABOVE: Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013, wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls, and water, 113.25 x 163.5 x 163.5 inches
From the art of the Barnes Foundation, to the works of the Musée Picasso, I’ve seen some incredible exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While they’ve often been well attended, they’re all likely to be eclipsed by Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. The demand for this show is crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Usually, I get tickets via my fiancé (who volunteers at the gallery), but for this exhibition, even they aren’t getting any. No, I’m going to have to go online when the next block of tickets becomes available, and if I’m lucky enough to get them, take time off work to visit the gallery on a weekday. Oh well, I’ve had a good run.
If you’re fortunate enough to have tickets to this, know that you are one of a lucky few. And please, don’t make this the only art show you visit this year.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is at the Art Gallery of Ontario from March 3 to May 27, 2018.