This screening includes Kusama - Infinity
- Date and time:
- Fri, Oct 12, 2018, From 10–11:20 pm
- 1 hr 20 min
- $4 IUB students, $7 non-students
Series: International Arthouse Series
Kusama - Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey to become a world-renowned artist, from her conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s—where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention. Now in her 80s, Kusama has voluntarily spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Born into a conservative family in rural Japan, she made her way to America on the heels of WWII with fierce determination toward making a name for herself in the art world. Once in America, without any connections and speaking only broken English, Kusama devoted herself to her one true love, making art. She has stated that on her first day in New York City she climbed to the top of the Empire State Building, looked down upon the city below, and made a decision to stand out from everyone she saw below and become a star. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.