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Kusama: Infinity
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Kusama: Infinity
Fri Oct 05: 7.30pm
Sat Oct 06: 8.00pm
Sun Oct 07: 4.30pm, 7.00pm
Mon Oct 08: 3.00pm
Tue Oct 09: 3.00pm
Wed Oct 10: 7.00pm
Thu Oct 11: 7.30pm
Fri Oct 12: 7.30pm
Sat Oct 13: 4.00pm, 7.00pm
Sun Oct 14: 4.30pm, 7.30pm
Mon Oct 15: 3.00pm
Tue Oct 16: 3.00pm
Wed Oct 17: 3.00pm
Thu Oct 18: 7.30pm

Heather Lenz
1h 20m

In 1958, a fledgling yet fierce young Japanese artist moved to New York City after writing to Georgia OKeeffe to express admiration and seek guidance on how to break into the New York art scene. Miraculously, OKeeffe wrote back, and an emboldened Yayoi Kusama left behind what she considered the conformist culture of Japan to assert herself in the Big Apple. Inspired by the 1960s American political and social revolution, Kusamas avant-garde innovations garnered notoriety but little fame or success as she pioneered audacious and unprecedented soft sculptures, staged nude Vietnam protests, and fashioned dazzling polka-dot creations.

Encountering both racism and sexism in a realm dominated by men whose work often directly pilfered her concepts, she eventually returned to Tokyo and voluntarily retired to a mental institution. Only in the last couple of decades has the rest of the world caught up to Kusamas radical vision. A documentary many years in the making, Kusama: Infinity lovingly finds a form that captures the ineffable power of her work and embodies the elusive yet magnetic voice of this genius only now, at 88, receiving her due.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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