Past Event


  • October 11, 2018 | 6:00pm

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Join Marciano Art Foundation for a free screening of KUSAMA – INFINITY, a film by Heather Lenz that documents the life and career of artist Yayoi Kusama.

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.

Doors open at 5:00pm and select galleries, including Yayoi Kusama’s With All My Love For The Tulips, I Pray Forever (2011), will be open prior to the screening.

Please note that tickets are for general seating on a first come, first served basis. We encourage guests to arrive early, as latecomers will not be accommodated and reservations do not guarantee entry.

Poster image: Portrait of Yayoi Kusama in her studio. Image © Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London; YAYOI KUSAMA Inc.

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