Toronto Instagrammers – get your cameras ready! You will be able to get tickets to one of the most anticipated exhibits in the world, Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, starting next Tuesday, January 16. Though, it may not be that easy.
Known as “The best Instagram exhibit”, Infinity Mirrors has amassed a huge army of fans from all over the world. And it’s no surprise. The exhibit represents an alternate reality of the Japanese artist filled with visions and hallucinations and is a true paradise for everyone who’s into art, photography (and Instagram, of course.)
The concept of Infinity Mirrors derives from Kusama’s obsession with the idea of “self-obliteration,” which she translated through a number of her works, including “The Obliteration Room” – a white space where visitors could stick bright polka dots wherever they wanted. According to the artist, these dots represent the sun, moon, earth and our universe.
“One day I was looking at the red flower patterns of the tablecloth on a table, and when I looked up I saw the same pattern covering the ceiling, the windows and the walls, and finally all over the room, my body and the universe. I felt as if I had begun to self-obliterate, to revolve in the infinity of endless time and the absoluteness of space, and be reduced to nothingness,” said Kusama about her project.
These visions and emotions are what the artist is trying to express through her art.
According to the website, the tickets will be available to the general public online only through AGO.ca starting 10 a.m. However, if you happen to be a lucky AGO member, you can book your tickets online from January 9 – 12 at 10 a.m. But be prepared, considering the extreme popularity of the exhibit, the tickets are not guaranteed. The website also suggests using the ‘Notify by Email’ function to avoid staying at your computer or on the AGO website while you wait for your turn to book.
Here are some useful tips to get the most out of your AGO visit: Even though it’s very tempting, try to avoid looking at thousands of Infinity Mirrors photos on Instagram beforehand. This way, you’ll be able to get the best first-hand impression of the exhibit. Another good tip: practice taking good selfies quickly, as you will only have 1 minute to get that perfect Instagram shot.
Are you planning to visit the first Infinity Mirrors exhibit in Toronto? Share with us in the comments!
Featured image: Instagram/@ amandatg1
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