Thursday , June 8 2023

Art Gallery of Ontario looks outside the infinite room Yayoi Kusama, it's about shopping



This is the name of the infinite mirror room where the Ontario Art Gallery is planning to buy from the famous Yayoi Kusama – that is, if its advertising campaign is successful. And yes, it's always written in all-caps, said the Ontario Art Gallery (AGO).

More than 3,000 people have already contributed to acquiring the new Kusama plant, even if they have not seen it before.

AGO said its campaign has brought about half of the $ 1.3 million it has to buy, but hopes that more people will give Giving Tuesday a donation day after the " Black Friday ".

Here's a look inside the room:

The art gallery is crowdfunding to buy permanent installation. 0:37

The major installation, which will have a special place in the Toronto gallery in the city center, features horizontal mirrors on the ground and suspended from the ceiling – similar to the works The Narcissus Garden, which dominated a large room in AGO during Kusama's ultra-popular exhibition last year.

There is also a rectangular column inside the LED-lit room, which creates what is said to feel like an endless room inside an infinite room.

Yayoi Kusama's work, illustrated here, was celebrated during a special AGO exhibition last year, according to which the gallery attracted some 169,000 people. (Mike Segar / Reuters)

Four people will be able to fit into the room, which is due to arrive in the spring of 2019.

AGO said that over 169,000 people last year inspected the Infinity Mirrors exhibition, which included a series of rooms created by the Japanese artist along with other works of his art.

Up to now, only 17 museums around the world are at home in one of Kusama's Mirror Rooms.

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