Infinity is a difficult concept to grasp, but it is easy to contemplate when you step inside one of artist Yayoi Kusama’s iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms in the exhibition of her Infinity Mirrors. The exhibition of this contemporary Japanese artist’s significant 65-year career shows the evolution of her immersive, multi-reflective installations, in which she invites you to share in her unique vision. Visitors can immerse themselves in six of these kaleidoscopic environments where they are endlessly reflected within fantastic landscapes. The 88-year-old artist continues to work at a brisk pace in her Tokyo studio.
The show also makes room for Kusama’s mesmerizing and intimate drawings, her early Infinity Net paintings in which nets organically expand along the surface of a canvas like cell formations, and her surreal sculptural objects. These key works join more than 90 works on view, including large and vibrant paintings, sculptures, works on paper, as well as rare archival materials.
Each year Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival, presents a selection of more than 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe to an audience of 180,000. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals. Over the years, Hot Docs’ education programs have grown exponentially, positively impacting over 78,000 of youth across Ontario each year.
Several thousand downtown office workers take to the street at 7:30pm for the Scotiabank Rat Race in support of the United Way. United Way Toronto is a charity working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our city. Working in partnership with others, the United Way mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. Established in 1956, the United Way supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
This integrated media arts festival is dedicated to moving-image art in all its forms. It is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Alongside film and video screenings (On Screen), the festival presents ground-breaking live performances (Live Images), media art installations (Off Screen) in local galleries and new media projects by Canadian and international artists.
Images provides artists with a supportive and professional forum in which to present their work and to connect with each other, with curators and programmers, as well as with audiences that expect and appreciate the unusual, the surprising, and the inventive.