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  • Art Gallery of Ontario. 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

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Date: 2023-05-30 through 2023-07-09 Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario Address: level 2 in gallery 224, the Signy Eaton North Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario. 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 Event Descriptions Yayoi Kusama, a renowned Japanese artist, has captivated audiences for over six decades with her visionary art installations. One of her most famous works, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM - LET'S SURVIVE FOREVER, features suspended mirrored spheres and a column that creates an illusion of infinite silver orbs. Thanks to the support of over 4,700 donors and the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, this extraordinary artwork is now a part of the AGO Collection. ABOUT THE ARTIST Yayoi Kusama, born in 1929 in Japan, is a highly influential artist whose work transcends pop art and minimalism. Her diverse career spans paintings, performances, installations, films, fashion, and more. She gained recognition in the 1960s in New York with avant-garde happenings and her first Infinity Mirror Room, using mirrors to create the illusion of infinite space. Kusama has since created over 20 unique rooms. Her work received widespread acclaim in the late 1980s, and she represented Japan at the 1993 Venice Biennale. Even at the age of 90, Kusama continues to create interactive and infinite-like spaces, as well as paintings and sculptures. Tips: - Open time: Tuesday, Thursday @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. Wednesday, Friday @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm. Saturday, Sunday @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Monday closed. - Admission is FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders, and visitors aged 25 and under. Visitors aged 18-25 need to show valid ID. AGO Annual Pass costs $35, while adult admission is $30. Free admission to the collection galleries every Wednesday from 6-9 pm (pre-booked tickets required). -Reservations are for same-day visits only and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. - Up to four visitors are permitted inside the artwork at a time and you may be asked to join other visitors. The artwork is wheelchair accessible, but strollers, purses, coats and backpacks are not permitted inside.

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