Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario is the only Canadian stop for Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibit. In January, I tried for three days (an online queue) to score a ticket. On the third day, I secured a single ticket for April.
This past week my wait was over. The kaleidoscopic experience is highly orchestrated. You have about 20 - 30 seconds (30 second rule) to experience each of the 6 rooms. You will receive a knock at the door which serves as a 5 second warning (!). Three people may experience the room at a time. As a single ticket holder, I was able"fast pass" and join groups of 2.
Above: Room 6 The souls of millions of light years away
Above: Love Forever
Above: Phali's Field
Above: Dots Obsession - Love Transformed
Above: The Obliteration Room (visitors are given a few stickers to leave their mark)The last room was my favourite. It is called "All the eternal love I have for pumpkins" Photography is not permitted due to the risk of dropping a camera on the delicate pumpkins. I snapped this photo from a gift shop card.
I concluded my visit by heading to the second floor to experience the Narcissus Garden - 1200 + spheres. Quiet self-reflection and very few visitors - a stark contrast to the main exhibition.
Above: Narcissus Garden