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Hirshhorn Museum

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Join our group for a film showing the inner workings of Yayoi Kusama. Seating is first come first serve. We are arriving 30 minutes before the film starts so that we can get tickets, and socialize.

About the Artist:

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition, and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced her contemporaries such as Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and George Segal and exhibited works alongside the likes of them.

(And the Beatles loved her too!)

About the Film Adore Myself

follows the wildly charismatic artist Yayoi Kusama as she obsessively works on Love Forever, a series of fifty large drawings, for a New York City gallery opening. Amid Kusama’s television appearances, poetry readings, award ceremonies, and studio visits, the documentary exposes her eccentricities and intense dedication to her art. (Dir.: Takako Matsumoto, Japan, 2008, 102 min., DVD, Japanese with English subtitles)

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