Kusama: Infinity

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from 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 a particular shame, and eventually growing old and continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
Duration: 76 min
Quality: SD
Release: 2018
IMDb: 6.9
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States
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Ian Thomas Malone
December 10, 2018 The film serves as an excellent cautionary tale for those who seek to curate culture, recognizing that no era should be solely represented by a bunch of white men.
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The Pop Break
December 21, 2018 It's an impressive compilation of information, but it covers so much in a short amount of time that it ultimately feels a little superficial.
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FILMINK (Australia)
December 13, 2018 ...a great introduction to a world famous artist who is likely still a stranger to some.
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Washington Post
September 12, 2018 The film offers insight and eye candy, despite the fact that it is far more traditional - in style and format - than its subject.
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Los Angeles Times
September 06, 2018 A genuinely felt portrait of the artist as a dedicated survivor, ever in service to her vision of the world and fighting for her place in it.
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New York Times
September 06, 2018 "Kusama - Infinity," while conventionally structured, provides ample, illuminating access to an artist's way of thinking and working.
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The Age (Australia)
December 21, 2018 This is exactly what Kusama herself would wish: preserving her mystery isn't the worst way of doing her justice.
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RogerEbert.com
September 11, 2018 There's something oddly comforting about such a person serving as the subject for a documentary this respectful, and traditional.
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San Francisco Chronicle
September 12, 2018 "Kusama: Infinity" is a fascinating guide to its subject and her work, but the emotional wall Kusama lives behind remains unbroken. She is a loner and a mystery.
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Hollywood Reporter
September 06, 2018 Part talent, part hustle, part pathological insistence on her own way of dealing with the world, it's an optimistic narrative with plenty of colorful guest stars, and should have a slightly broader appeal than the usual art-world portrait.
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The Sunday Age
December 18, 2018 Heather Lenz's documentary, which runs through the subject's eventful life at a chronological clip, is respectful of Kusama, never imposing too closely on what was a difficult dedication to her obsessive artistic practice.
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The Australian
January 02, 2019 The art is richly inventive and the artist, though certainly a profoundly eccentric figure, comes across as both courageous and determined.
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