KUSAMA: INFINITY

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Apr 19 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:76 minutes
Director:Heather Lenz
Year Released:2018
Production Country:United States
Language:English
Japanese

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Film Forum program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"Lenz piques your interest with the story of this unusual, fierce talent, but the payoff is in the color and spectacle of the art."Hope Madden, Columbus Underground

"The art is richly inventive and the artist, though certainly a profoundly eccentric figure, comes across as both courageous and determined." David Stratton, The Australian

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.

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