Nov 23, 2018
By Jane Brown
Efforts to raise money for an Infinity Mirror Room at the Art Gallery of Ontario are being stepped up.
The AGO is now partnering with a global campaign known as Giving Tuesday, which encourages charity-giving on the Tuesday following U.S. Thanksgiving, which is this coming Tuesday.
The gallery has also revealed that the room it will buy is a replica of a larger-than-average piece by artist Yayoi Kusama currently at a Chicago pop-up museum.
Titled Let’s Survive Forever, it includes reflective steel balls and a mirrored column that itself contains a small Infinity Mirror Room.
AGO spokesperson Lisa Clements says the gallery is locked into a deal to buy the room, regardless of how the month-long fundraising campaign ends a week from today.
Last spring’s exhibition, Yayoi Kusama; Infinity Mirrors, drew close to 170,000 visitors to the AGO.