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2.6
5 Ratings

Kusama: Infinity

Directed by Heather Lenz
United States, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

Now one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Yayoi Kusama broke free of the rigid society in which she was raised, and overcame sexism, racism, and mental illness to bring her artistic vision to the world stage. At 88 she lives in a mental hospital and continues to create art.

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Kusama: Infinity Directed by Heather Lenz

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  • EdieEmm's rating of the film Kusama: Infinity

    Maybe not a great doc but arguably a needed one. Plus, when your subject is so compelling, you can afford to structure your film a bit like an overlong powerpoint presentation & try to correct for the biases of history by really systematically establishing the artist's own narrative. And then the doc becomes an 'accumulation' of a sense of this complicated human & her worldview. Which I think works... 3.5/3.75

  • Jason's rating of the film Kusama: Infinity

    Look. Yayoi Kusama is a superb artist. On many fronts. You back up get a purchase and she's, like, a large-scale campaign. Also. Infinity. Lots to say about how the infinite can become a part of art (and perhaps about how it can contribute to the breaking of a mind). Lots to chew on. Unfortunately Heather Lenz has provided us w/ a mere gloss. Woefully inadequate. Basically marketing. Half-assed promotion.