Schweinfurth Art Center Film Series: Kusama: Infinity

2018 – Documentary

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Tuesday, March 24

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A Film & Documentary  Series Co-presented by Schweinfurth Art Center and APT:

KUSAMA: INFINITY

Each film in this series will be presented with a brief Film introduction, and Q&A afterwards. This film’s Q&A will be lead by: Blake Chamberlain.

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her-the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame, and eventually growing old and continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

Genre: Documentary      Rating: NR    Runtime: 85 min      Language: English