Yayoi Kusama at the AGO
After months of anticipation, we finally went to the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors show at the AGO. See how excited I am? I even got dressed up in my SPRZ NY x MoMA Kusama sweatpants and scarf (plus my polka dotted Pharrel X Adidas Stan Smiths).
Maybe I was expecting too much from the exhibition because it left me feeling a little underwhelmed. Mostly because I didn’t realize how long the lineups would be. The show consists mainly of rooms and mirrored boxes that one enters and interacts with. Only three people can go in at a time, so queues are understandable.
That’s Mr. Andrew up there, peering into an installation.
The bummer part is that as lovely as the art is, you spend most of your time just lining up. You go from a quick, immersive experience to a completely passive one. Most of the patrons just retreated into their Instagram the minute they left one room and immediately joined the next line (myself included).
I only allotted myself two hours to tour the show, so I missed two of the installations plus the various prints and paintings (I thought I would be able to double back and see them after I got through the lineups). I didn’t even get to checkout the gift shop.
I guess I will just have to go back.