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Kusama: Infinity

Documentary profiling Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama whose work, including her much-visited Infinity Mirror Room installations, defies classification.

Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s 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, and mental illness.

Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical vision to the world stage and created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, performance art, film and literature. Born in 1929, Kusama still creates new work every day. Her Infinity Mirror Room installations, the first of which was created in 1965, continue to attract visitors in record numbers.

1 hour, 9 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Sep 2019 02:50

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • 00:13

    The Smashing Pumpkins

    Once In A While

  • 00:14


    The Greatest Lie Ever Told

  • 01:02


    The Straight and The Narrow


Role Contributor
Writer Heather Lenz
Director Heather Lenz
Producer Heather Lenz


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