One of Hudson’s Grade 7/8 classes held the golden tickets this week to see one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed exhibitions in the art world: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
In addition to seeing a career-spanning selection of her paintings and sculptures, Hudson students experienced Kusama’s immersive mirrored rooms. These installations, dating from 1966 to 2016, project the illusion of infinite space by repeatedly reflecting images of their interiors. Kusama invites her viewers to also see themselves reflected as a part of each mirror room’s “universe”; accordingly, selfies were encouraged!
In the afternoon, the class attended a workshop in the AGO’s Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School, where they made multi-media collage booklets. We finished the afternoon with a sunny visit to the newly-revamped Grange Park at the south end of the AGO, including an opportunity for a perennial Torontonian must-do: clambering all over Henry Moore’s sculpture Large Two Forms.