2017 / Contemporary Art: Yayoi Kusama related film series at The Broad, selected Thursdays and Saturdays, Oct 26 – Dec 30

Title shot of Kusama’s “Self-Obliteration,” 1967.

Kusama Film Screening

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, December 30, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

Included with museum admission

The Broad, Oculus Hall

In conjunction with Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will present a screening of short films capturing several of the artist’s iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short films of Kusama singing, performing and reciting poems on multiple dates throughout the course of the exhibition.

Included in these programs is Kusama’s Self-Obliteration, 1967, a film (22 min. 30 sec.) that relates themes of nature and sexuality to the artist’s concept of “self-obliteration.”

The film program provides insight into the pivotal role that performance has played within Kusama’s practice throughout her career.

Films will be screened on a loop from noon to 8 p.m. on select Thursdays and Saturdays during the run of the exhibition.

Admission to the films is free with either general admission tickets or Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition tickets (which includes free general admission).

A list of dates is available at thebroad.org/programs.

The films include:
Yayoi Kusama, Songs: “A Manhattan Suicide Addict” “Now That You Have Died (Dedicated to my late parents),” 2004 (3 min. 18 sec.)
Yayoi Kusama, Flower Obsession: Sunflower, 2000 (Silent. 2 min. 40 sec.)
Yayoi Kusama, Flower Obsession: Garbela, 1999 (Silent. 1 min. 20 sec.)
Yayoi Kusama, Love In Festival, 1969 (Silent. 3 min. 12 sec.)
Yayoi Kusama, Flower Orgy, 1968 (1 min. 44 sec.)
Yayoi Kusama, Kusama’s Self-Obliteration, 1967 (22 min. 30 sec.)

Films will be screened on a loop from noon to 8 p.m. on the following dates.
10/26, 10/28
11/16, 11/18, 11/25, 11/30
12/2, 12/7, 12/9, 12/14, 12/16. 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30

The Broad “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” opening Oct. 21

Yayoi Kusama Related performance series – Joshua Light Show – at The Broad, Nov. 2-4, 8-11PM

Yayoi Kusama related performance series – Gifts of the Spirit – at Vibiana, Jan. 25, 2018, 7-9PM