SOLD OUT Film screening: Kusama – Inifinity« Back to Events
Free unless otherwise noted
Drop in to screen art films, films that relate to artists and artworks in our galleries, and films about the ins and outs of the art world.
OCTOBER 8 – Monday, 6:45pm
Cost: $10 special event (Museum Members receive a 50% discount on popcorn or a fountain drink!)
Tickets sold at the Grail Moviehouse box office or online
Meet at the Grail Moviehouse (45 S. French Broad Avenue, Asheville 28801)
This special event is sold out! Please check out the Grail’s website for other screenings of Kusama: Infinity this week.
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 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. Introduction and Q&A with Lola Clairmont, Curatorial Assistant.