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Kusama - Infinity

  • June 8, 2018 – May 17, 2018
  • Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St.

Admission $10; $8 students and seniors

Kusama - Infinity 
Directed by Heather Lenz 
2018, USA, 80 min
(Japanese with English subtitles)

  • Friday, June 8, 2018, 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 3pm 
  • Wednesday - Friday, June 13 – 15, 7pm
  • Saturday, June 16, 3pm and 7pm 
  • Sunday, June 17, 7 pm 

Admission $10; $8 students and seniors
at Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street
presented in partnership with the WFG Cinematheque

Kusama - Infinity explores trailblazing Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to international fame. When she was younger, she wrote a letter to Georgia O’Keeffe, who invited her to visit in New Mexico and encouraged her to go to New York. There, as a woman and woman of colour, she fought for respect in the male-dominated art world. Many believe that Lucas Samaras, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol copied her work. Now at the age of 88, Yayoi Kusama is one of the most successful artists in the world. Her exhibitions (featuring her signature Infinity Mirror Rooms) draw thousands of visitors, with lines stretching around the block and hours-long waits to enter the galleries. Among her many accomplishments, Kusama’s work commands the highest price of any living woman artist at auctions.