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The April First Thursday: In Living Colours

THE APRIL FIRST THURSDAY: This month Clara Venice
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$11.00
Public Price
$13.00

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The April First Thursday: In Living Colours

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7 pm

As the city revels in the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition, First Thursday keeps exploring ways that artists create immersive worlds that either reflect or project onto the universes they inhabit. Nowhere is this more explicit than with the night’s headliner, Clara Venice, whose live performance integrates a virtual band of “hologlamorous personae”.

Clara is often described as a Theremin prodigy, occupying a truly unique place on Toronto’s music scene. Matching old-fashioned instruments like ukulele and glockenspiel with electric violin and synths, its live manifestation is bathed in truly 21st century projection technologies. Premiering this First Thursday are also new visuals created by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen.

Toronto-based scholar and composer Mitchell Akiyama further explores our often-forgotten appreciation of art’s multisensory dimension by using sound as a starting point to talk about the collective or private resonances its absence can produce. Montreal-based performance artist Alexis O’Hara, on the other hand, embraces the “transcendent potential of the accidental”, and in her work reflects elements embedded in both found environments and materials. Local geek Xgouki Cosplay will offer a glimpse into their world of blending lifestyle, fantasy and immersion through the art of cosplay, while VERSA provide interactive projections on an unprecedented scale. 

DJ duo V∆NESS∆ and Pammm will bring their Electric Circus party to Galleria Italia while Kawaii Bass collective brings beats to Walker Court, and artist Leeay Aikawa will design a one-of-a-kind poster for the night. As always, don’t miss a unique opportunity to see a curated selection from Out of the Vaults or drinks and food from the Night Market.

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First Thursday + Kusama FAQs

Combo Tickets

What is a First Thursday combo ticket?

A First Thursday combo ticket is a both a First Thursday ticket as well as admission to the special exhibition on view. For the May First Thursday, it would be a ticket to the May First Thursday as well as a timed entry to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

First Thursdays consistently sell out and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.

I was only able to get a First Thursday Ticket. Can I upgrade to a combo ticket when I’m there?

No. Once May First Thursday combo tickets are sold out, we will have reached capacity in the exhibition and will not be able to offer more timeslots.

I wasn’t able to get May First Thursday Combo tickets. When is the next opportunity to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

During the run of the show, there will be a very limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO each day at 10 am. There will be a two ticket per person limit. Pending availability, visitors will be able to purchase up to two tickets and Members will be able to receive up to two tickets for free. There will not be a separate line for AGO Members looking to receive same-day tickets. You cannot hold a spot in the line for another person.

Please note that the same-day line will form outside on the sidewalk in front of the Gallery. Please dress for the weather.

What if I miss my ticketed entry time to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the time on your ticket, we will attempt to admit you at the next available timeslot, but entry is not guaranteed.

Can I buy First Thursday tickets outside of the AGO?

The AGO is the only authorized seller of First Thursday and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors tickets. Unauthorized duplication or sale of a ticket may prevent admittance. Visitors may be asked to provide photo ID at entry. Visitors who purchase resale tickets risk being disappointed and being denied admittance to the exhibition.

If you have any questions about the validity of any online ticket offers, please call Visitor Services at 416-979-6648.

AGO Members

I’m an AGO member. Do I need to book a First Thursday combo timed ticket to see Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors? How do I get one?

Yes, everyone requires a timed ticket to enter the exhibition, including AGO Members.

After you enter the queue and get to our ticketing site, make sure to log into your account and select the “AGO Member Combo Ticket” option. As always, you will have to pay for entrance to First Thursday but your entrance to the exhibition will be free. There is a maximum of 2 combo tickets per transaction.

How do I login into my membership account online?

To login as a Member on our website, use your membership number located on the back of your membership card in the ID field and your password.

If you don't know your password, click "Forgot Password". An email will be sent to your registered email address with your login information.

I already bought my tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors during the Members booking windows. Can I book a Members First Thursday combo ticket?

Yes! As with all First Thursday combo tickets, tickets to the exhibition are free for AGO members and do not count towards your ticket allotment.

I wasn’t able to get May First Thursday Combo tickets. When is the next opportunity to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

During the run of the show, there will be a very limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO each day at 10 am. There will be a two ticket per person limit. Pending availability, visitors will be able to purchase up to two tickets and Members will be able to receive up to two tickets for free. There will not be a separate line for AGO Members looking to receive same-day tickets. You cannot hold a spot in the line for another person.

Please note that the same-day line will form outside on the sidewalk in front of the Gallery. Please dress for the weather.

 

 

 

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