Talks

Deaf Culture Moments: Yayoi Kusama

Close up of Mirrored spheres hanging mid-air

Yayoi Kusama. INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM - LET'S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017. wood, metal, glass mirrors, LED lighting system, monofilament, stainless steel balls and carpet, Installed: 312.4 × 624.8 × 622.9 cm (123 × 246 × 245 1/4 in.). Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchased with funds from the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth Hodgson Fund, Michelle Koerner & Kevin Doyle, Robert Dorrance & Gail Drummond, The Schulich Foundation, Soichiro & Junko Yamamoto, Diane Bald & Michael Budman, Don & Denyse Green, DH Gales Foundat. © Yayoi Kusama, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice. Photo AGO 2018/28

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Deaf Culture Moments: Yayoi Kusama

Tuesday, January 17, 11 AM
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Deaf Culture Moments: Yayoi Kusama

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our communities and collaborating with them, the Gallery offers unique Deaf Culture Moments. Explore the AGO Collection with an Art Educator from the Deaf community who encourages discovery by creating customized experiences with art. For more information, visit www.deafspectrum.com

INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM - LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER is an iconic installation by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. It serves as a well-known destination for Gallery-goers to take epic selfies, and take a closer look at what infinity means to them. Thanks to more than four thousand donors, the installation is now an infinite part of AGO Collection.

Artist Bio

Sage Lovell is an artist, writer and entrepreneur. Being Deaf, Queer, Disabled and Neurodivergent; they are an artist who likes to work their magic, using different art mediums to shift perspective and spaces. Over the past decade, Sage has worked with different communities in multiple capacities to develop meaningful work that continues to evolve. With their multitude of talents, they were able to incorporate their passion for interweaving media, language, performance, and accessibility into works of art. In 2020, Sage won an award from ArtEquity for their advocacy in the arts community. In 2019, Sage was a finalist for the Community Arts Award (Toronto Arts Foundation). In 2018, Sage won the 2nd place Defty Award (Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf) for their ASL poetry production of “The Four Elements.”

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