JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both 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 particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. 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 literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
Join us for a post Director's Talk with Heather Lenz and Co-writer & Lead Editor, Keita Ideno directly following the screening.
'Kusama-Infinity' will open in select theaters including, the Nuart Theater, in Los Angeles September 7 - 16, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Guests to this event must present ticket at time of entry. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early.
Photo credit: Harrie Verstappen. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Artist Yayoi Kusama next to her “Dot Car” (1965) in Kusama - Infinity, directed by Heather Lenz.
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