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Kusama: Infinity
DIRECTED BY
Heather Lenz
USA | PG | 76 min | Documentary | English
Venue

Kusama - Infinity explores Yayoi Kusama’s fierce determination to become a worldrenowned artist. Kusama was born into a conservative family in rural Japan and she made her way to America on the heels of WWII. There, without connections and speaking only broken English, she devoted herself to her one true love, making art. On her first day in New York, Kusama has stated that 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. She has received the Praemium Imperiale Laureate for lifetime achievement in painting, and was named the world’s ‘most popular artist’ and one of the ‘most expensive living female artist’ in 2014.

AWARDS

  • Nominee: Grand Jury Prize 2018 Sundance Film Festival 
  • Nominee: Critics' Choice Documentary Award - Best First Time Director