Yayoi Kusama: I Adore Myself screenings (6:00 pm or 8:30)

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March 16, 2018 @ 18:00 – 22:00
AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Ontario M5T 1G4

Jackman Hall
Members $12 | Public $14 | Students $10
Dir. Takako Matsumoto, 1 h 42 min, 2008 Japanese with English subtitles

Who is Yayoi Kusama? This rarely shown candid observational documentary captures Yayoi Kusama’s daily activities and creative process over a period of several months in 2006 – 2007  as she diligently works to complete a series of 50 large monochrome drawings. Kusama is seen in her studio, meeting with visiting curators, and reflecting on her life and success. Born in 1929, Yayoi Kusama grew up near her family’s plant nursery in Matsumoto, Japan. At nineteen she went to Kyoto to study the traditional Japanese style of painting known as Nihonga. During this time, she began experimenting with abstraction, but it was not until she arrived in the United States, in 1957, that her career took off