Come down the rabbit hole with us, as the AGO, in partnership with OCAD University’s Graduate Criticism & Curatorial Practice candidates, celebrates a Kusama-themed First Thursday on March 1. Using Yayoi Kusama’s claim of being a “modern day Alice in Wonderland,” the night will encourage visitors to leave behind the familiar, challenge their perceptions and step into enchanted worlds. Inspired by Kusama’s groundbreaking art, the AGO opens its doors to some enchanting Canadian artists and thinkers– from Montreal’s dreamy synth pop makers TOPS to otherworldly sculptures from Hoda Zarbaf, to choreographer Amanda Acorn’s Multiforms described as “a love letter to perpetual motion and testament to body magic.”
Don’t miss the collage party led by artist Leeay Aikawa (who also designed this month’s program) or the pop-up talks hosted by Angry Asian Feminist Gang and visual perception researcher Dirk Bernhardt-Walther.
While the Kusama-inspired First Thursday is sold out, you can still get in the mood for all things otherworldly thanks to this mix of tunes from the Synthesexer DJs who’ll be taking over the dancefloor at the AGO on March 1.
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