#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN RUN-OF-ENGAGEMENT PASSES TO SEE “KUSAMA – INFINITY” IN TORONTO
To this day, the YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario continues to draw huge lineups. Before it concludes later this month, Films We Like x Mr. Will want to give Toronto Readers a chance to see the Documentary KUSAMA – INFINITY with a Run-of-Engagement Pass while it is in theatres.
A rival of Warhol in the ‘60s, Kusama battled sexism and racism in America while her hallucinations of polka dots eventually led her to the Tokyo mental institution.
Kusama – Infinity explores artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s (where she rivaled Andy Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 80s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan. Yayoi Kusama: Life in Polka Dots is a feature documentary about Yayoi Kusama. The film explores Kusama‘s fierce determination to become a world-renowned 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.
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Films We Like release KUSAMA – INFINITY Friday, May 11, 2018 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The INFINITY MIRRORS really is all that! We had the pleasure of being among the first to check it out. Read more here.
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